STORMS OVERNIGHT MAY CONTAIN HEAVY RAIN; MUGGY MORNING, CLEARING AND MORE COMFORTABLE IN THE AFTERNOON; WATCH JEFF LIVE!
Today: Mainly cloudy this morning with showers and thunderstorms scattered about, most numerous before 9 a.m. Clearing with drier air moving in by mid-afternoon. The high will be in the middle to upper 70s. Winds SW this morning, becoming NW this afternoon at 15 to 20 mph.
Tonight: Becoming clear and much cooler. The low will be in the middle 50s. Winds W 10 to 15 mph.
Tomorrow: Mostly sunny and unseasonably cool with a high in the lower to middle 70s. Winds NW 10 mph.
Tomorrow Night: Clear and chilly. The low will be near 50 degrees. Winds will be light.
Thursday: Sunny and continued unseasonably cool with a high near 70 degrees.
Friday: Cool start then mostly sunny, and remaining cool in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 70s.
Good morning, West Michigan! Change will be in the air later today. In the meantime, rain gear may serve you well for the morning commute, as will an extra dose of caution on the roads which will likely be wet thanks to overnight rain and thunderstorms. Because there is so much moisture in the atmosphere, thunderstorms may dump locally heavy rain in a short amount of time. Forecast models suggest we could see up to an inch of rain. We definitely need it! So far this month, we've measured less than an inch of rainfall -- and that's coming off a dry last half of July. Severe weather isn't likely, but in some downbursts, there could be powerful wind gusts. Of course, lightning is always a danger in these storms.
A cold front moves across the Lower Peninsula by late this morning, pushing the muggy air out along with the showers. Behind the front, you'll feel the different air mass this afternoon as cooler, drier air arrives. Also getting the boot courtesy of the cold front: the rain. We'll see sunshine coming through as the afternoon progresses. The cool air coming behind the front is quite impressive for this time of year, and will be long-lasting. High temperatures Thursday and Friday will be near 70 degrees, with low temperatures Thursday and Friday morning near 50 degrees -- perhaps even the upper 40s Friday. Brrr!
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