HOT TOMORROW WITH A COUPLE OF AFTERNOON STORMS ... MORE STORMS THURSDAY & COOLER ... DRIER, WARMER FRIDAY ... JOIN CHIEF METEOROLOGIST KEITH THOMPSON LIVE AT 5 PM!
Tuesday Afternoon: Mostly sunny, and gorgeous! Highs in the middle 80s inland, lower to middle 80s at the Lake Shore. Winds W 10-15 mph.
Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, and comfortable. Lows in the middle 60s. Winds SW 5 mph.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny skies turn partly sunny in the afternoon, and hot. A few thunderstorms develop, mainly north of Kalamazoo and toward day's end. Highs near 90 degrees. Winds SW-W 10-15 mph.
Thursday: More humid with plenty of afternoon thunderstorms. Severe weather is not anticipated, but heavy rainfall is possible. Highs near 80 degrees. Winds NE 10-15 mph.
Friday: Partly sunny and warmer with a few thunderstorms. Highs in the middle 80s. Winds NE 10-15 mph.
Saturday: Partly sunny, and a bit cooler; an isolated thunderstorm is possible. Highs in the lower 80s. Winds SE 5-10 mph
Good afternoon! Spend some time with Chief Meteorologist Keith Thompson at his regular time slot of 5 PM; he would love to have your company. Your evening commute is defined by middle 80s and a noticeable lack of humidity. The Lake Shore is marginally cooler with high temperatures ranging from the lower to middle 80s. Waves are small and winds light, coming from the west-southwest to 10 knots or less, which means nearly ideal conditions to be at the beach.
Another good sleeping night is ahead of us as lows settle into the middle 60s by early Wednesday morning. Sunshine, initially in control Wednesday, gives way to increasing clouds and a handful of afternoon, evening drive thunderstorms. The best chances are north of Kalamazoo and toward day's end. Any risks for severe weather are low. The other large development Wednesday is highs near 90 degrees.
What's wonderful about Wednesday's flirtation with 90 degrees is that it only happens once. Thursday is trending wetter, cloudier, and cooler in the latest weather model runs. One of the primary American models indicates in excess of an inch of rain Thursday afternoon and Thursday night. Another primary American model isn't nearly as wet, but similar tendencies exist. So, we've cooled Thursday to 80 degrees and increased rain chances to 60%. Friday is not nearly as wet and warmer. Your weekend is trending drier. For now, we'll leave small rain chances to be consistent, but if a dry weekend is evidenced in future model runs, we'll call it what it is ... a stupendous final weekend of July.
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