Newbury, OH, to Grand Rapids, MI, Weather: 7/20/21

I am making an excursion to visit a few friends in Michigan.

This morning, the weather in Newbury, OH, is sunny, mild and still.

The NWS in Cleveland, OH, forecasts (for Newbury, OH) a mostly sunny day, with a high temperature of 84 F. The winds will be calm, becoming westerly at 5-8 mph.

The NWS in Grand Rapids, MI, forecasts (for Grand Rapids, MI) a partly cloudy evening, with a low temperature of 60 F.  The winds will be from the north-northwest at 5-10 mph, becoming north-northeast after midnight, gusting to 20 mph.

Current visible satellite imagery shows very few clouds along my route. This image has been excluded from today’s post.

The SPC Mesoscale Analysis Surface Map shows mild temperatures and high humidity, with mostly sunny skies (according to the sensors) and light, variable winds.

The SPC Pressure Map shows no strong pressure systems or gradients so far this morning, and the RAP shows none are expected to develop over the next six hours.

The Nested NAM simulated reflectivity shows a small line of showers and thunderstorms that will move south through eastern Michigan later this afternoon.

The Nested NAM predicts temperatures will rise into the mid 80s F, and then decrease to the mid 50s F overnight.

The Nested NAM shows that the dewpoints will rise from the lower 60s F overnight.

The Nested NAM shows strong wind gusts are unlikely. This chart has been excluded from today’s post.

The Nested NAM predicts that there will be a few clouds associated with the showers, as well as a thin band of high clouds approaching from the west.

I will be traveling under sunny skies, and try to skirt past the edge of the showers this afternoon. I will be stopping in Lansing first, and then Grand Rapids for the night.

Thank you for reading my post.

Sources:
The forecasts from the National Weather Service are from The NWS Homepage
The upper air soundings and mesoscale analysis plots are from the Storm Prediction Center website.
The satellite data, model data, and forecasted soundings are from College of DuPage – SATRAD

About highplainschasing

This blog is about my tales in storm chasing. My name is Seth Price and I am an instrumentation instructor at New Mexico Tech. My amateur radio call sign is N3MRA.
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