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Monday Afternoon: Hot and humid with thunderstorms increasing in coverage. Heavy rain, gusty winds, and dangerous lightning likely; a few storms, Kalamazoo and eastward, may contain damaging wind gusts. Highs in the upper 80s. Winds SW-NW 10-20 mph.
Monday Night: A pre-sunset thunderstorm near I-69 then becoming mostly clear, cooler, and turning less humid. Lows in the middle 60s. Winds NW-N 5 mph.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny, cooler, less humid, and breezy. Dangerous rip currents at the Lake Shore. Highs in the upper 70s. Winds N-NW 15-25 mph.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny, and beautiful! Highs in the upper 70s. Winds NE-N 10-15 mph.
Thursday: Partly sunny, and warmer. Highs in the middle 80s. Winds SE 10-20 mph.
Friday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, warm, and more humid. Breezy. Highs in the middle 80s. Winds S 15-25 mph.
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We hope you had a great weekend! A few thunderstorms are on the map on Live Doppler Radar, and we expect more will develop as your late morning and afternoon progress. Most of the action is capable of heavy rain, dangerous lightning, but a couple of storms may produce damaging wind gusts or even hail. The most likely areas to see this kind of volatility are near and east of Kalamazoo, and the Storm Prediction Center paints 5% or 'marginal' odds from Hastings to Kalamazoo to Battle Creek to Three Rivers and eastward. Most of our thunderstorms are east of us, near I-69, by the end of your evening commute. We're in the midst of one more really warm, really humid day before humidity leaves West Michigan tonight. Upper 80s are fair game this afternoon ahead of a front currently on top of Madison, Wisconsin. The front should cross Kalamazoo somewhere around 5 PM, signified by a wind switch from southwest to northwest.
Middle 60s and quiet skies define your Tuesday morning commute, and we're so much cooler. It will be a tussle just to get out of the 70s; we're forecasting upper 70s Tuesday and Wednesday. Inbetween, lows around 50 degrees are plausible Tuesday night, which implies our traditional cool spots are easily in the 40s. West Michigan turns warmer Thursday as winds become southerly, and we're back into the middle 80s. Humidity flexes its muscles once more Friday and Saturday, and both days comprise our next big rain chances after today. The setup looks like a closed low in the penthouse of the atmosphere over the western Great Lakes Friday, right on top of Michigan as an open wave or dip in jet stream Saturday. Storm chances are already predicted at 60%, respectively. Right now, we're touting drier, sunnier weather Sunday, but we'll have to see how quick or progressive the system ends up being.
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