Storm Team 8 Forecast


TODAY
Keep Umbrella Handy!
Breezy, Warm and Humid
Scattered Showers and T-Storms
HIGH:  83
LOW:   72
WINDS:  S-SW 10-20 mph

SUNRISE 7:04 a.m.
SUNSET  8:20 p.m.

WHAT WE’RE TRACKING
Breezy, Warm and Quite Humid
Scattered Showers and T-Storms
Mostly Dry Sunday
Good Chance of Storms Monday Afternoon and Evening

LAKE MICHIGAN
RIP CURRENT RISK:  HIGH risk for dangerous currents, esp. on the south side of piers and breakwaters
WIND: S-SW 10-20 knots
WAVES: 3-5 feet

HOLIDAY WEEKEND:   Keep the umbrellas handy this weekend, as we’ll see scattered showers and t-storms moving through West Michigan.  Today (Saturday) will be breezy, warm and quite humid, with periods of heavy rain.  Lightning and gusty winds are possible with a few of the thunderstorms, but we are not expecting severe weather.    Afternoon temperatures will climb into the low 80s (mid 80s along and south of I-94).   Sunday:  It appears Sunday will be the nicest day of the holiday weekend with skies becoming partly sunny and highs in the low 80s (70s at Lake Michigan).  Monday:  Labor Day will start out with partly sunny skies and a brisk breeze from the south.  Odds favor dry weather early for the bridge walks in Grand Rapids and at the Mackinac Bridge up north.  We’ll have a chance of storms during the afternoon/evening and some of those storms could be heavy, with gusty winds and brief heavy rain.  Highs Monday will be in the mid 80s.

NEXT WEEK  The last of the showers should move east of us early Tuesday, with skies becoming partly sunny and a little less humid.  Wednesday and Thursday look partly to mostly sunny.  Highs will be in the upper 70s Tuesday, low 80s on Wednesday and mid (maybe even upper) 80s on Thursday.  We’ll have a chance of showers and storms Thursday night into early Friday.

LOOKING AHEAD  Looking far out, next Saturday the 6th will likely be partly sunny and dry.  No sign of any really cool air through the first 10 days of September.

Check out Bill’s Blog for the latest on the chance of severe weather on Monday and lots of links to check the weather here in West Michigan and around the U.S.