Storm Team 8 Forecast


TODAY
Warm and Muggy
Chance Isolated Shower or T-Storm
HIGH: 80
WINDS: W 5-15 mph

SUNRISE 6:54 a.m.
SUNSET  8:36 p.m.

WHAT WE’RE TRACKING
On & Off Showers/Storms Through Weekend
One of the Warmest Stretches of Summer Arriving this Weekend

LAKE MICHIGAN
RIP CURRENT RISK: LOW
WIND: W 5-10 knots
WAVES: 0-1 Foot

SYNOPSIS  It’s a warm and muggy day, with patchy dense fog this morning. A Dense Fog Advisory in in effect until 11 a.m.  Today will feature considerable cloudiness, with the chance for a few showers or storms.  Much of the day will be dry, with highs near 80 degrees.

Much of the night will be partly cloudy with clouds increasing around daybreak. There will be a few areas of fog once again. By daybreak there will be a few radar returns with showers and possibly a thunderstorm over extreme Southwest Lower Michigan. Lows will be in the low 60s.

A warm front will begin its trek towards Lower Michigan tomorrow. This will produce extensive cloud cover and a chance of showers and thunderstorms through the day. Right now it appears Thursday evening and night will be the most likely time-frame for heavy rain.

LATE WEEK / WEEKEND   Friday will be the starting point of the very warm and humid air that will invade Michigan over the weekend. Dewpoints forecast in the 70s accompanied with temperatures in the mid to upper 80s will result in heat index readings in the low to mid 90s through the weekend. We even have a chance of the season’s first 90 degree temperature within this stretch.

LOOKING AHEAD After Monday of next week a cooler and less humid air mass will arrive. In fact, the longer range computer models indicate “below to much below average” temperatures heading into Labor Day Weekend!

Check out Bill’s Blog for a look at temperatures from January 1 to mid-August for West Michigan and the U.S. more on our current and long-range weather and the latest Great Lakes water levels.