Sitting here in south eastern Michigan at 10PM on Sunday night it’s currently 76 degrees outside, in April, and we’re not expected to drop below 61 degrees overnight. The windows in the apartment are open and there is a most pleasant breeze whipping the blinds about. The whole weekend has been amazingly nice weather-wise even though we were slated to get all manner of rain and thunderstorms. We did get some thunderstorms overnight last night, but it was done and gone by daybreak. Tonight it’s supposed to be windy and rainy and windy it definitely is. Tomorrow we’re supposed to hit 81 degrees. 81!
As nice as this is, it leaves me a little worried what with this being the week after Easter and all. In my youth I can remember it not being all that unusual for us to get snow over Easter. It wouldn’t stick around long, but it would fall none the less. It often didn’t come close to hitting 80 degrees around here until well into June and our “April Showers” were more likely to occur during May.
Temps look to return to normal come Tuesday with a high of only 60 degrees, so I suppose I should appreciate our early breath of summer while I can. Still, it does leave one to wonder just what’s up with our weather these days. I wouldn’t be surprised if Michigan’s lake levels are down below normal again this year.