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West Michigan Weather

Much Cooler Air & Gusty, Northerly Winds ... Dangerous Rip Currents ... T'storms Return This Weekend


Wednesday:  Clouds break for sun from west to east by early afternoon, much cooler, less humid, and windy.  Dangerous rip currents at the Lake Shore, especially Holland and southward.  Highs in the middle 70s, near 70 to the middle 70s at the Lake Shore.  Winds N 15-30 mph and gusty.  

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

Thursday:  Cool start the 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 late day thunderstorms developing.  Warmer.  Highs in the upper 70s.  Winds SW 10-20 mph.  

Saturday:  Scattered showers and thunderstorms, a bit warmer, and more humid.  Highs near 80.  Winds S 10-20 mph.  


Good morning and welcome to Wednesday!  Outside of some sprinkles along the MI/IN line, we're done with rain until late Friday or Friday night.  Severe weather reports include thunderstorm wind damage in New Era, Bauer, and Burnips, half dollar sized hail in Edwardsburg, and 3/4" hail in Holland, Beechwood.  Fortunately, there was nothing more dramatic or destructive than that.  

Today's highs are nowhere close to the 90s of yesterday, try on just middle 70s for size.  Strong, northerly winds of 30 mph funnel in drier, cleaner air meaning no more humidity.  At the Lake Shore, however, these kind of winds create waves to 8 feet and more dangerous rip currents.  Rip currents are most likely near and south of Holland, which is different than yesterday's rip currents.  No swimming today!

Great sleeping weather is defined by lows in the lower 50s tonight under clear skies.  Sunshine is in the driver seat tomorrow alongside more lovely, middle 70s.  While Friday is slightly warmer, the bigger story is late day thunderstorms that are now reasonable in the latest weather model runs.  Thunderstorms then rumble Friday night and especially Saturday morning.  Additional thunderstorms are in your Sunday forecast, but to a slightly lesser degree.  Another big cool down is slated for next week.  

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