West Michigan Weather

Rain This Morning, Sun This Afternoon


Today:  Cloudy this morning with rain showers. Rain ending around noon then clearing in the afternoon. The high will be in the upper 50s. Breezy. Winds become NW at 15 to 25 mph.

Tonight:  Partly cloudy and chilly with a low in the middle to upper 30s. Winds W at 10 mph.  

Saturday:  Partly sunny with a high in the middle 50s. Winds NW at 10 to 15 mph.  

Sunday:  Increasingly cloudy with a high in the middle to upper 50s.  


Good morning, West Michigan! You'll need both rain gear and sun shades for the commute to and from work/school today. The rain gear will come in handy this morning as rain will be falling all morning long. The showers will end around noon with clearing skies in the afternoon. By the commute home, skies will be partly to mostly sunny, so you'll need sunglasses.

In the wake of a disturbance moving across the Ohio Valley today, the wind will become gusty, particularly this afternoon. Winds from the NW will be blowing at 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 30 mph possible. The weather looks to be fairly tranquil all weekend long with more sunshine Saturday than Sunday. Temperatures will continue running about 5 to 10 degrees cooler than average.

Forecast models advertise a cool, damp weather pattern for much of next week. A disturbance will become "stuck" over the Great Lakes bringing gloomy skies, cool temperatures, and rain showers from next Monday through Thursday, and possibly beyond. It's not the way we would like to start the month of May, but it is consistent with the temperature pattern we've been seeing since late last year: colder than average.

Meteorologist Jeff Porter will have LIVE radar and forecast updates every ten minutes this morning on Newschannel 3, beginning at 4:30. Have a fabulous Friday!