A few days ago when cold rain was pelting you in the face in Battle Creek and Kalamazoo, it might have been hard to imagine summer. In fact, more than a few people griped on social media - questioning whether or not spring's hold on southwest Michigan was all that tight.

That was Wednesday. By Thursday afternoon, that whole "wait a minute for Michigan weather to change" thing had set in, and we were in the mid-60's with sunshine.

Some meteorologists are postulating now that Wednesday's cold spring rain will be a faint memory, thanks to the La Nina weather pattern which seems to be forming out west. After the El Nino milder winter we experienced in Michigan, Mlive Chief Meteorologist Mark Torregrossa tells WBCK La Nina often follows. And in years past when La Nina has followed, we have had an above average number of 90-degree days.

Torregrossa also talked about the El Nino and La Nina phenomena as it relates to agriculture in Michigan. Torregrossa operates a website dedicated to weather reports catered for Michigan farmers.

Hear his comments by clicking the player below.

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