Thunderstorms possible in Ann Arbor area
Afternoon thunderstorms could bring a bit of relief for thirsty lawns and gardens in the Ann Arbor area.
Any rain that falls will come on top of about .04 inches that came in a light rain this morning, said Amos Dodson, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in White Lake Township. The light rain should end early this afternoon, but thunderstorms may develop later, he said.
This has been a drier-than-normal year so far in the Ann Arbor area. University of Michigan weather observer Dennis Kahlbaum has recorded 12.17 inches for the year, not including today's totals. Normal precipitation at this point in the year is 15.54 inches. The last rain recorded amounted to a trace in the 24-hour period ending at 7 a.m. June 5.
Temperatures have cooled considerably from the weekend when the high in Ann Arbor was 91 on Sunday and 90 on Saturday. Today’s high is expected to be 80 degrees.
Skies will clear Tuesday. The weather service predicts a high of about 80. The rest of the week is also expected to be sunny with highs in the 70s and 80s.
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