West Michigan Weather

July 4th Weekend: Warm, Sunny 

Independence Day:  Mostly sunny and pleasant. A few afternoon clouds. Highs hover on either side of 80. Winds out of the WNW around 5 mph.

Independence Night:  Clear, but not quite as cool. Lows near 60 degrees. Winds light and variable.

Tomorrow:  Mostly sunny, warm, and a bit more humid. Highs reach into the middle 80s. Winds out of the SSW at 5 mph.

Tomorrow Night:  Clear, mild, and becoming muggy. Lows in the lower 60s.

Monday:  Mostly sunny, warm, and humid. Highs reach the mid to upper 80s. Increasing clouds overnight with a shot at a shower or storm. Lows in the mid to upper 60s.

Good morning, West Michigan--and happy Independence Day! Expect plenty of sunshine to start with a few more clouds during the afternoon. It's a perfect day for barbecues, baseball games, parades, and a trip to the beach! Water temperatures are in the mid to upper 50s, so enter at your own risk! Highs today will hover on either side of 80 degrees.

We're forecasting another starry sky tonight -- a perfect palatte for the numerous fireworks displays that are scheduled. Warmer air will be moving in, so it won't be quite as cool as the past few mornings. Dew points are also on the rise, helping the air feel a bit more humid.

Seasonable temperatures and humidity arrive by weekend's end. Sunshine takes temperatures into the middle 80s in most spots away from the lake. Dew points stretch into the 60s--the range that makes it feel muggy. A cold front approaches from the west Monday night, but plenty of sunshine precedes it through the afternoon. Our forecast shows Monday as the warmest day so far this year--and probably the most humid, too! Highs in the upper 80s combine with dew points in the middle 60s to create that summertime feel. So far, the warmest temperature recorded in Kalamazoo is 86 degrees--a record surely in jeopardy with SW winds pumping in warmth and moisture.

Showers and thunderstorms are likely overnight Monday through Tuesday morning, as a cold front moves across the area. Because that front moves through before the hottest time of day, we're not forecasting much of a severe weather threat if any at all.

Meteorologist Christina Anthony has LIVE updates on the weekend every ten minutes this morning on Newschannel 3, from 6:00 to 8:00. Make plans to watch! You can also keep up with the Weather Center Team on social media. Check out Keith, Jeff, and Christina on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Have a happy Fourth!