INCREASING CLOUDS AND COOL ... RAIN WEDNESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING ... WARMER FRIDAY ... JOIN CHIEF METEOROLOGIST KEITH THOMPSON AT 5 PM!!!
Tuesday Afternoon: Increasing clouds, and cold. Highs in the middle 50s. Variable winds-NE 5-10 mph.
Tuesday Night: Thickening clouds and not as cold with showers arriving toward daybreak. Lows near 40 degrees. Winds E 5-10 mph.
Wednesday: Rain develops during your morning commute, especially west of US 131. Rain will be heavy at times, chilly, and windy. Highs in the upper 40s. Winds E 15-30 mph with higher gusts.
Thursday: Leftover showers, especially in the morning. Mostly cloudy, chilly, and breezy. Highs near 50 degrees. Winds NW 15-25 mph.
Friday: Partly sunny, and warmer. Highs near 60 degrees. Winds S 10-20 mph.
Saturday: Scattered showers, mild, and windy. Highs near 60 degrees. Winds SW-NW 15-30 mph.
Good afternoon! First, spend some time with Chief Meteorologist Keith Thompson at the regular time of 5 PM. He would love to have your company! Clouds continue to thicken and lower this afternoon and tonight while low temperatures settle around 40 degrees. This isn't nearly as cold as Monday night, and frost is off the table Wednesday morning. Rain will be arriving in Kalamazoo during the Wednesday morning commute, and it's a day long story. Rain is widespread and heavy, at times, Wednesday afternoon through early Thursday morning. Lingering showers are part of your Thursday forecast, especially in the morning. Model rainfall amounts range from 0.50" to 1+". The other significant development Wednesday is 30 mph winds from the east. Rain and windy conditions make the upper 40s function much colder. Simply, Wednesday is a messy weather day.
Thursday trends drier in the afternoon and is about as chilly as Wednesday. Your Friday looks great! Any showers hold off until late Friday night, and West Michigan is warmer. Friday presents an opportunity to reach 60 degrees, and it's not the only one! Saturday we'll be near a front, and that's enough of a trigger for a few showers. Right now, our confidence in rain Saturday is only 40%. Sunday is the drier part of your weekend. We're forecasting middle 60s and dry weather for Halloween. This isn't a trick nor spooky ;-)
Have a great afternoon and evening commute! Until then and always, 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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