GORGEOUS AFTERNOON ... RAIN WITH A FEW THUNDERSTORMS LATE TONIGHT & TOMORROW ... MOSTLY DRY THURSDAY ... OUTSTANDING FRIDAY ... JOIN KEITH THOMPSON AT 5 PM!
Tuesday Afternoon: Mostly sunny, warmer, and breezy. Showers develop at the Lake Shore, near and north of Holland, toward or after sunset. Highs in the upper 60s inland, lower to middle 60s at the Lake Shore. Winds WSW 15-25 mph.
Tuesday Night: Rain with some thunderstorms before midnight at the Lake Shore, after midnight in Kalamazoo. Lows near 50 degrees. Winds SW-NW 10-20 mph.
Wednesday: Rain and a few thunderstorms, cooler, and windy. Highs in the middle 50s. Winds NNW 15-30 mph.
Thursday: Turning partly sunny, and cooler. Isolated showers. Highs in the lower 60s. Winds NNW 10-20 mph.
Friday: Mostly sunny, warmer, and beautiful! Highs in the middle 70s. Winds WSW 10-15 mph.
Saturday: Warm and breezy with scattered showers and thunderstorms developing before lunch. Highs in the lower 70s. Winds SW-NW 15-25 mph.
Good afternoon! Mostly sunny skies are in the driver seat throughout your evening drive, and this afternoon's upper 60s are a good 10 degrees warmer than what we toiled through Monday. Winds pick up ahead of tonight's cold front to the tune of 15 to 25 mph from west and southwest. The Lake Shore is slightly cooler than your inland friends.
The earliest instance of rain is at the Lake Shore around or after sunset. It's rain that will come with a few thunderstorms, especially Wednesday morning. Our Hour by Hour model projects rain in Kalamazoo just beyond midnight with rain persisting through the lion share of your Wednesday morning commute. Model rainfall amounts look like 0.40" to 1.00" and are heavier than prior thinking. Wednesday is windy, much cooler, and overall just a raw day as highs struggle in the lower and middle 50s. Winds become from the north-northwest and blow to 30 mph. Yuck!
Thursday is drier although an isolated shower or two can't be ignored. Thursday afternoon high temperatures return to the lower 60s; if West Michigan is going to be that warm we have to see some sun. Friday is the other candidate for best day of your week as sunshine and gentle, west-southwest winds team to produce middle 70s. While we're not quite that warm for Mother's Day weekend, models suggest the best chance for thunderstorms is Saturday. This means Mother's Day is dry, and that's great news for all Moms because they deserve it! Showers and thunderstorms return as soon as next Monday, and the early to middle part of next week is shaping up active.
Enjoy the sun! Make some time to check out Chief Meteorologist Keith Thompson's fresh forecast at his regular time of 5 PM. Remember, Keith, Jeff, and Christina are always engaging 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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