Warm and Muggy
Slight Chance Shower or T-Shower
WINDS: SW 5-15 mph
SUNRISE 7:10 a.m.
SUNSET: 8:12 pm
WHAT WE’RE TRACKING
Partly to Mostly Cloudy
Few Widely Scattered Showers and Storms Possible
Patchy Nighttime Fog
WIND: SW-W 5-10 knots
WAVES: 0-2 feet
WATER TEMPS: Muskegon 70, Holland 71, South Haven 72, Grand Haven 72, Ludington 71, Saugatuck 73, Mears 67, Reeds Lake (East G.R.) 75 (as of 2 am Friday)
TODAY An isolated shower or t-storm is possible later today. There will be fewer showers and storms today than we had yesterday. Once again, severe weather is not impossible, but not likely. Skies will vary from partly cloudy to overcast and winds will be mainly west to southwest at 5-10 mph during the afternoon. Highs will be in the low-mid 80s (mid-upper 70s at Lake Michigan and north of Kent County).
HOLIDAY WEEKEND Warm and humid weather will continue through Labor Day with high temperatures in the mid 80s to near 90 and low temperatures from the mid 60s to low 70s. The chance of catching a mainly afternoon/evening t-shower each day is about 20%-30% (best chance a bit inland along the leading edge of the lake-breeze). So, the vast majority of the time it will be dry. Winds will be light from the southeast to southwest through Sunday. Winds will be a touch stronger from the south-southwest on Monday.
LOOKING AHEAD We’ll have a chance of showers and t-storms on Tuesday and a few scattered showers are possible into at least early Wednesday. Skies may clear by late Wednesday. Mostly sunny, cooler and less humid air moves in for next Thursday and Friday. The first real cool fall air mass looks to move in during the first or second week of October. That’s the time to look for the first real significant frosts. In the meantime, the overall pattern will likely remain mild to warm through much of early September, with temperatures likely to run 2 to 5 degrees warmer than average during the month (much of the warmth coming here in the first 8 days of the month).
Check out Bill’s Blog. Bill has more on the fog, the weekend weather and the long-range trend.