B-E-A-UUUUTIFUL TODAY ... HUMID, T'STORMS TOMORROW ... MILD MONDAY
Today: Mostly sunny. Hot, but not humid. Highs in the upper 80s. Winds SSE 10 mph.
Tonight: Mainly clear with clouds building after midnight. Turning muggy. Lows in the middle 60s. Winds S 5 to 10 mph.
Tomorrow: Partly sunny, hot, and humid with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the middle 80s, but dew points in the 60s will produce a Heat Index near 90 degrees. Winds SW 10-15 mph.
Tomorrow Night: Becoming mainly clear and mild. Lows in the lower 60s. Winds W 10 mph
Monday: Mostly sunny and nice. Highs in the lower 80s. Winds WNW 10 mph.
Tuesday: Scattered clouds and much cooler. Highs in the lower 70s. Winds NNW 10-15 mph.
Hello, West Michigan! Welcome to the first weekend of astronomical summer. Weather will play its part with mostly sunny skies and highs in the upper 80s. Phew! It's hot, but not humid. That changes ahead of our next storm system. In the meantime, grab the sunglasses and sunscreen if you're spending time along Lake Michigan. The beach won't provide much relief from heat unless you jump in the water! Morning buoy observations show water temperatures in the lower 60s. Scattered clouds increasing from west to east overnight will be a certain sign of the showers and thunderstorms that follow. So will the rising humidity. Tonight turns partly cloudy and muggy, with lows in the middle 60s.
Southwesterly winds will tap into moisture and warmth tomorrow, sending temperatures from the middle 60s to the middle 80s. High dew point air (middle 60s) will nudge heat indices to 90. You'll do more sweating and less cooling off in that soupy air! We suggest keeping an umbrella handy, too. Forecast models suggest spotty showers near and north of Grand Rapids as early as daybreak, though a passing cold front will provide better focus for scattered showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. West Michigan spends most of Sunday partly cloudy and uncomfortably hot, with the chance for rain lingering between 3-6 p.m.
For now, it appears the best storm dynamics will be to our north. That's where you'll find a spinning area of low pressure. In other words, severe storms aren't anticipated. In fact, the Storm Prediction Center maintains a "marginal risk" for thunderstorms, indicating an isolated gusty storm. Cooler air begins filtering Monday, getting a big boost Tuesday, when high temperatures won't surpass the lower 70s. West Michigan may even wake up in the 40s Wednesday morning. Brrrr!
Meteorologist Christina Anthony is walking you through your weekend forecast hour-by-hour. Catch up with her tonight at 6 on News Channel 3. Also, remember that Keith, Jeff, and Christina are always interacting with you and updating your West Michigan weather on #Twitter (@weathermankeith, @JeffPorterWX, @ChristinaWWMT), Facebook (WWMT's Keith Thompson, WWMT's Jeff Porter, Meteorologist Christina Anthony), and Instagram (weathermankeith, jeffporterwx, christina.wwmt).
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