West Michigan Weather

Prior To Sunset Shower At Lake Shore ... Showers & Non-Severe Storms Saturday ... Few More Storms & Warmer Sunday ... Next Week Is Straight Up Hot ... Watch Keith Thompson LIVE At 5!


Friday Afternoon:  Increasing clouds.  Highs in the middle to upper 70s inland, lower to middle 70s at the Lake Shore.  Winds S-SW 10-15 mph.  

Friday Night:  Showers and thunderstorms develop, especially after midnight and northwest of Kalamazoo.  Lows in the lower 60s.  Winds SW-SE 5 mph. 

Saturday:  Some showers and non-severe thunderstorms and more humid.  Coverage is scattered and most likely in Kalamazoo post lunch.  Highs in the lower to middle 70s.  Winds SE 10-15 mph.

Saturday Night:  Any lingering showers or thunderstorms end around midnight.  Fog develops and could be dense.  Lows in the middle 60s.  Light winds.  

Sunday:  Foggy start then partly sunny, warmer, and humid with a couple of afternoon thunderstorms.  Highs in the lower 80s.  Winds WSW 10-15 mph. 

Monday:  Mostly sunny, quite warm, and humid.  Highs in the middle 80s.  Winds SW 10-15 mph.

Tuesday:  Partly sunny, hot, and humid with an isolated, afternoon thunderstorm.  Highs in the upper 80s.  Winds S 10-15 mph. 

Good afternoon!  Your evening commute is cloudy and dry; highs in the middle, and maybe upper 70s, are the warmest of the week.  Showers arrive at the Lake Shore around 7 PM.  Showers and a few thunderstorms increase in coverage tonight and into Saturday morning.  Short term, high resolution models suggest the lionshare of the action is north of Kalamazoo and I-94.  Kalamazoo does get wet shortly after lunchtime then through roughly late evening.  But, it doesn't seem to be a washout type setup.  Rainfall amounts are under 1/4".  All of the lower Peninsula dries out early Sunday morning, but the drying might not be clean bringing up the notion of fog Sunday through mid to late morning.

Sunday is the best part of your weekend because sun returns, and the mercury rises to just beyond 80 degrees.  While a few thunderstorms could fire in the afternoon, our confidence in their development is 30% or less.  Monday, the final day of August is gorgeous!  Sunshine and middle 80s are just right.  There are a few signs of an afternoon thunderstorm, the first we're seeing.  For now, we'll maintain a dry forecast.  Hot weather fans rejoice in the early days of September when hitting 90 degrees may occur more than once.  Have an awesome Friday and wishes for a wonderful, restorative weekend!  

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