Gorgeous Fourth of July forecast

Silver Beach in St. Joseph on July 3, 2017. (Courtesy: EarthCam)


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Gorgeous weather will overtake West Michigan for the Fourth of July. The next chance of rain will arrive late Wednesday and will be slight.

High pressure has moved in for the holiday, giving us mostly clear skies and temperatures topping out close to 80. Near Lake Michigan the highs will be in the mid-70s.

Darkness settles in around 10 p.m. this time of year. The forecast Monday and Tuesday evening will be near perfect for celebrating.

Monday Evening Forecast

Lake Michigan should behave, too. Waves are expected to remain calm to a foot with no rip current risk through the Fourth of July. Don’t forget the sunscreen!

Lake Michigan forecast for July 4th, 2017

This is perfect timing for high pressure to settle in. It will result in comfortable humidity levels, light wind and warm temperatures. The next chance of rain will hold off until Wednesday night and beach weather will be ideal Tuesday.

June also started with easy-to-take temperatures. The average high for the start of July is 83 degrees.

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