Friday looks sunny and dry across Michigan, but Chief Meteorologist Ryan Martin says Mother Nature quickly reverses course.

Martin says to not expect a lot of rain on Saturday, “but most of what we’re seeing pop up on Saturday is going to be over the lower part of southern Lower Michigan. I-94 southward probably doesn’t quite cut it enough, but I-96 is too much. It’s just southern lower Michigan as we move through Saturday afternoon and Saturday evening and I’m looking at a quarter to maybe three quarters of an inch there. We might see a few hit and miss scattered showers over the UP, but most of the activity here to go through the early part of the weekend is in southern Lower Michigan.”

Martin’s Sunday forecast looks to be dry, and his Monday doesn’t look too shabby either.

“Our next round of significant moisture tries to come together overnight Monday. Then through Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday we’re seeing on again off again rains that could bring anywhere from a half to one and a half inches combined. I need to stress that the biggest threats are likely Wednesday into early Thursday, but I won’t rule out rain at any point in time in there. That is definitely going to slow thoughts of any kind of fieldwork dramatically.”

Late next week, Martin says cold Canadian air tries to push in over the Great Lakes region.

“We are quite chilly and low pressure just wants to kind of sit and rotate with the upper level low over the Great Lakes region and southern Canada. What does that do for us? Well, it gives us on again off again light showers. We’re talking a few hundredths to a few tenths. So, it’s not gully washers, but plenty of clouds, the on again off again moisture and temperatures that are going to be a good 10 degrees below normal for this time of year, it all adds up to not a lot of drying for the next end of the week and weekend. I think we have to shove off our drying, significant drying, until we get into the week of the 10th.”

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