Storm Team 8 Forecast

Becoming partly sunny
Comfortable and dry
LOW: 46
WINDS:  Becoming NE  5 mph

SUNRISE  7:26 a.m.
SUNSET   7:47 p.m.

Partly sunny this afternoon and Friday
Few showers and a chance of a storm this weekend
Dry and pleasant early next week

A band of low clouds will pass over the area from north to south during the early-mid morning.  There is a very slight chance of a little mist or a sprinkle as these clouds move by.  I do expect the clouds will break up to give us a partly to mostly sunny afternoon. Highs will climb into the mid 60s this afternoon with winds becoming northeast at 5-10 mph..

We’ll be mostly clear and cool Thursday night, with temperatures in the upper 30s to near 40.  The usually cool spots (mainly north and northeast of G.R.) could see readings dip to the low-mid 30s with an isolated patch of frost.  Friday will be partly sunny and mild with highs in the low 70s.  There is a chance a shower or t-storm could sneak into areas northwest of Grand Rapids (mainly north of a line from Grand Haven to Mt. Pleasant) Friday night. Saturday, there is a chance of a shower or t-storm especially in the afternoon, with the best chance again to the northwest of G.R.  It may get a little breezy on Saturday with southwest winds of 10-20 mph.  High temperatures Saturday will range from the upper 70s from Grand Rapids to the southeast and upper 60s north of Muskegon along the lakeshore.  The best chance of showers and storms will be Saturday evening/night.  A shower could linger into early Sunday, but much of Sunday will be dry, with afternoon temperatures in the upper 60s to near 70 (cooler near Lake Michigan.

We should become partly to mostly sunny for next Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.  Highs will be in the low-mid 60s Monday and Tuesday, rising to near 70 on Weds.

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