Happy World Meteorological Day!
It was on this date in 1950 that the World Meteorological Organization was developed as a specialized agency within the United Nations. The WMO does a world of good, such as natural disaster reduction efforts through better warning systems, standardization of international weather observation equipment and observations and, of course, climate change research.
Several years ago I had the privilege of visiting WMO headquarters in Geneva and interviewing the Secretary General in his office, and it is amazing what the WMO has accomplished over the past seven decades.
What to expect Tuesday
A little closer to home, although we’ll have more cloud cover Tuesday than we’ve seen in the past three days combined, we’ll still get at least partial sun at times, and the unusually warm airmass is still with us. As such, highs today will reach the mid to upper 60s. However, we’ll have a southeast wind at 8 to 13 mph and, as you folks on the east side know, that breeze in early spring keeps you much cooler coming off those cold Great Lakes waters.
Tuesday’s sunrise is at 7:31 a.m. Sunset is at 7:49 p.m.
It will be mostly cloudy Tuesday night, with scattered showers developing. The amount of rainfall will be light, and won’t put a dent in the moderate drought and abnormally dry conditions being experienced across much of southeast Michigan (Metro Airport has only received 0.03 inches of rain so far this month). Lows will be near 50 degrees, which is our average HIGH this time of year! Southeast wind continues, at 5 to 10 mph.
The week ahead
Scattered showers will end Wednesday morning, and then it will become partly cloudy and windy. A stray shower or thunderstorm cannot be entirely ruled out north of M-59 and west of I-75, but most of us should remain dry Wednesday afternoon. Highs will be near 70 degrees.
It will be partly cloudy Wednesday night, with lows in the upper 40s.
It becomes cloudy on Thursday with rain developing by late afternoon. Highs will be in the low 60s.
Rain reigns Thursday night -- this will be the good soaking rain that we desperately need, with an inch of water possible. Lows will be in the low 40s.
Rain ends on Friday afternoon, and it’ll become windy. Highs will be in the low 50s.
It will become mostly clear Friday night, with lows in the mid 30s.
It’ll be partly cloudy to start on Saturday, then becomes mostly cloudy. There is a small chance for a shower late Saturday. Highs will be in the low 50s.
Showers are likely Saturday night into at least the first half of Sunday, with highs Sunday near 50 degrees.
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