West Michigan Weather



Clouds Break For Sun This Afternoon ... T'storms Tomorrow ... Heavy Rain Friday

 

Wednesday:  Clouds break for sun after your lunch hour.  Highs in the upper 60s, middle to upper 60s at the Lake Shore.  Winds E-SE 10-15 mph.    

Wednesday Night:  Increasing clouds with a few showers or thunderstorms arriving by daybreak, especially at the Lake Shore.  Lows in the middle 50s.  Winds SE 10-15 mph.    

Thursday:  Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms, especially in the afternoon.  Warmer, more humid, and breezy.  Highs in the middle 70s.  Winds SE 10-20 mph with higher gusts.    

Friday:  Heavy rain with embedded thunderstorms through midday.  Windy!  Rain tapers to a few showers in the afternoon.  Highs in the middle 60s.  Winds S-SW 20-30 mph with higher gusts.  

Saturday:  Mostly cloudy, cold, and breezy with showers, especially in the morning.  Highs in the middle 40s.  Winds S-W 15-25 mph.  

Sunday:  Partly sunny, cool, and breezy with a few showers.  Highs in the middle 50s.  SW 15-25 mph.  

 

Good morning, and welcome to Wednesday!  Welcome to October also!  Our teeter-totter weather changes yet another time today. Two days ago, we were sunny and unseasonably warm. Yesterday was cloudy and unseasonably chilly. Today, we return to sunshine and mild temperatures. But it won't last long.

The area of high pressure over eastern Ontario responsible for today's warmer, sunnier day gets shoved aside Thursday by an approaching cold front. Ahead of the front, a southerly breeze will push Thursday afternoon temperatures in to the middle 70s. Skies will be increasingly cloudy with showers possible in the afternoon, then showers and possibly strong storms likely in the evening through Friday morning.

Forecast models show a surge of abundantly moist air moving into West Michigan from Thursday afternoon through Friday morning. As a result, heavy rainfall is in play; an inch or more could fall. Behind the front, a chilly weekend awaits, with possibly the coldest weather we've had since May on Saturday.

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