Hurricane Ida’s Affects on Michigan Weather Could Mean Cooling Down
We've seen weather patterns from other areas have effects on Michigan before. Be that, a smoky smell from wildfires or extra rain from weather disasters thousands of miles away. Weather is weird and it looks like this time is no exception.
Weather Disasters in Michigan
I remember when I was a preteen and there was a hurricane that hit Texas. It poured down rain for three days after here in Michigan and we called our family in Plano, Texas and they said that it was a perfectly sunny day where they were at.
My dad has also always been into watching storms, those "stormchaser" shows and whatnot that for some reason, storms just absolutely fascinate me now.
That's why when there were tornadoes in the beginning-to-middle of the summer of 2021, I was worried for the people who experienced the devastating effects but was also just so amazed how are own planet could turn against us like that...and how!?
Part of me feels like we are lucky we here in Michigan that while we do have snowstorms and tornadoes we don't have to experience things like earthquakes or hurricanes as severely as other states.
How Could It Affect Michigan?
According to MLive, Hurricane Ida has now been lowered from a category-four hurricane to a tropical depression. This means, as defined by the National Weather Service, it is "a tropical cyclone that has maximum sustained surface winds (one-minute average) of 38 mph (33 knots) or less."
Now, MLive says the remnants of that high-wind cyclone will be moving into the northeastern parts of the United States and it will actually "absorb" or combine with an already existing storm system making its way across Michigan.
They say it could happen this weekend "As the storm crossing the Great Lakes merges with Ida’s remnants, the circulation around the storm will pull much cooler air into the Great Lakes."
Weather to Expect
So, the cooler air being pulled into the Great Lakes will definitely make it quite a bit cooler here in the Mitten...which could be a welcomed relief from the stifling humidity we've been experiencing...so there's a plus-side, right?
"Next week low temperatures are going to drop to the low-50s and even some chilly high-40s," MLive reports.
Despite Hurricane Ida affecting our weather temperature-wise, MLive does say any rain we get won't be "directly" from Ida, but rather, the rain showers we get this coming weekend and into next week will be caused by that cooler air cycling over the currently "very warm" waters of the Great Lakes.