Wet and warmer weather expected for Memorial Day weekend

A 2015 photo of the annual Memorial Day parade in Grand Rapids. (May 30, 2015)

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — People sticking around West Michigan for the weekend leading up to Memorial Day are in for a mixed bag when it comes to the weather.

The good news is that temperatures will warm up during the long holiday weekend, but the bad news is that we will have to dodge a few rain drops at times.

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Saturday will be the warmest day with a chance of a lingering shower early, but a mostly dry day is expected.

Sunday will bring scattered showers, especially early. Highs will be comfortable, and we could see some sunshine later in the day.

On Memorial Day, look for highs near 70 degrees. The day will likely start dry with some sunshine, but clouds will move in for the afternoon with a few scattered showers.

Temperatures will be cooler for those spending the holiday weekend along Lake Michigan. Air temperatures will remain the 60s to low 70s.

Water temperatures remain too cold to safely swim. As of Thursday, Lake Michigan temperatures ranged from 45 degrees at its center to 56 degrees on the shore’s southern edge.

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