West Michigan Weather

Dangerous Rip Currents ... Much Cooler Through Thursday ... T'storms Return Friday Night & This Weekend


Wednesday Afternoon:  Mix of clouds and sun, cool, and windy.  Dangerous rip currents at the Lake Shore, especially Holland and southward.  Highs in the lower to middle 70s, upper 60s to the middle 70s at the Lake Shore.  Winds N 15-30 mph and gusty.  

Wednesday Night:  Mostly clear and quite cool with relaxing winds.  Great sleeping weather!  Lows in the lower to middle 50s.  Winds N 5-10 mph.   

Thursday:  Cool start then mostly sunny and pleasant.  Highs in the middle 70s.  Winds N-NW 10-20 mph.  

Thursday Night:  Mostly clear and cool.  Lows in the middle 50s.  Winds NW-SW 5 mph.  

Friday:  Mostly sunny skies turn partly sunny with an isolated, late day thunderstorm developing.  Warmer.  Highs near 80.  Winds SW 10-20 mph. 

Saturday:  Scattered showers and thunderstorms, especially in the morning.  Heavy rain is possible and more humid.  Highs near 80.  Winds S-w 10-20 mph.  


Good afternoon!  It feels more like late September rather than late July, and for a lot of us that's strange.  Some of us may say it's just right.  Regardless of your stance, this fall preview is but one of two in the next 7 days.  First, dangerous rip currents are front and center at the Lake Shore thanks to 30 mph winds from the north.  8 foot waves have already been observed at the Michigan City Coast Guard.  This wave action creates structural and rip currents that are concerning for even the most expert swimmers.  So, no swimming through early tomorrow morning.  Today's highs reach the middle 70s, nothing more, and humidity is already significantly lower.  

Lighter winds, clearing skies foment lower 50s tonight.  The cool start quickly fades thanks to dominant sunshine and middle 70s Thursday afternoon.  Friday is warmer, and the latest weather models are converging on a dry afternoon, evening commute.  Still, an isolated thunderstorm can't be ruled out toward day's end.  What's more likely are scattered thunderstorms Friday night and Saturday, especially Saturday morning.  Humidity increases substantially, and heavy rain is a definite possibility.  Thunderstorms in your Sunday forecast seem most likely in the afternoon.

Next week features highs in the lower and middle 70s and lows in the 50s thanks to another large, aberrant jet stream dip.  Afternoon showers and weak thunderstorms should blossom each day, perhaps through Wednesday.  Have a great afternoon, and spend some time with Chief Meteorologist Keith Thompson LIVE at 5 PM!  Always, we love connecting with you on #Twitter (@weathermankeith, @JPorterWWMT), Facebook, and Instagram!