West Michigan Weather

Watch Meteorologist Cyndi Kahlbaum LIVE At 6 AM ... Strong To Severe T'storms Saturday Afternoon & Evening ... Fall Starts Monday At 10:29 PM!


Saturday:  A few morning showers or weak thunderstorms, especially near or north of Grand Rapids.  Partly sunny, warm, windy, and turning more humid.  Thunderstorms develop after lunch at the Lake Shore and by mid-afternoon inland bringing damaging wind gusts, large hail, and heavy rain.  Highs in the upper 70s to near 80 degrees.  Winds SSW 15-30 mph.

Saturday Night:  Strong to severe thunderstorms end around or before midnight, showers may linger into Sunday morning and mild.  Lows in the middle 60s.  Winds SW-W 10-25 mph.    

Sunday:  Turning partly sunny, especially in the afternoon, with scattered showers.  Much cooler and breezy.  Highs in the upper 60s.  Winds NW 15-25 mph.  

Monday:  Morning frost is possible north of I-96.  Mostly sunny and cool in the afternoon.  Fall begins at 10:29 PM!  Highs in the middle 60s.  Winds N-NW 10-15 mph.  

Tuesday:  Mostly sunny and warmer.  Highs in the middle 70s.  Winds SW-NW 10-15 mph.  


Good morning!  Meteorologist Cyndi Kahlbaum tracks showers and perhaps a few weak thunderstorms starting LIVE at 6 AM.  You should join her!  

It's really the afternoon and evening thunderstorms that are of greater concern.  They may bring damaging wind gusts to the surface.  Large hail and heavy rain, flooding are also possible threats.  These storms have 50 to 85 mph aloft, and if they're able to grow vertically enough, this high momentum air may reach the ground.  So, it's a setup where a SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH box and perhaps some WARNINGS are likely.  We'll be watching Live Doppler Radar all afternoon and evening.  The window of concern right now is roughly 2 PM through 10 PM.  The severe threat could last longer along the MI/IN line.  

The good news about Saturday is some sun and the potential to reach 80 degrees, especially south of Kalamazoo.  Outside of any storms, West Michigan is windy with south-southwest winds of 30 mph.  Sunday is much cooler, still some showers may linger in the brisk, upper 60s.  Next week looks excellent, however frost may arise north of Kalamazoo Monday morning.  

Have a great weekend!  We're always connecting with you on #Twitter (@CKahlbaum, @JPorterWWMT), Instagram (ckahlbaum, jporterwwmt), and Facebook.  Cyndi looks forward to your company at 6 AM!