West Michigan Weather

July 4th Weekend: Warm, Pleasant!

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.

Happy Independence Day, West Michigan! Highs hovered on either side of 80 this afternoon with only some high cloudiness to mention. The lakeshore even reached well into the 70s regardless of chilly lake temperatures.

Expect another starry sky tonight -- a perfect palatte for the numerous fireworks displays that are scheduled. Warmer air is on the move, so it won't be quite as cool as the past few evenings.

High heat and humidity arrive by weekend's end. Sunday 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 dry and partly sunny precedes it through early evening. In fact, Monday may be the warmest day of 2015--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 a threat for strong to severe storms.

Meteorologist Christina Anthony has LIVE updates on Newschannel 3 starting at 6 tonight. Watch for a LIVE look at radar and an the extended forecast. 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!