Wednesday Afternoon: Mostly sunny and beautiful. Highs in the middle 70s, even at the Lake Shore. Winds E-SE 10-15 mph.
Wednesday Night: Clear and quite cool. Lows in the lower 50s. Winds SE 5 mph.
Thursday: Mostly sunny and noticeably warmer. Highs in the lower 80s. Winds S 10-20 mph.
Friday: Partly cloudy and warmer still. An isolated, afternoon thunderstorm is possible. Highs in the middle to upper 80s. Winds S 15-20 mph.
Good afternoon! The weather is simply perfect including your evening commute and tonight. We top out in the middle 70s before dropping into the lower 50s. Tomorrow is a bit of a line in the sand as we break 80 degrees for the first time since Monday. Thereafter, West Michigan is only warmer for the weekend and beyond. Signs are coming together that Friday could bring the upper 80s, we're leaning toward middle 80s as of now. An isolated thunderstorm is still possible, but not likely.
What is likely are thunderstorms Saturday, which temporarily halt a trip close to 90 degrees. Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday the main focal point for storms is a warm front, a warm front that's mainly well to our north. Without rain and clouds to hold down the mercury, 90 degrees is reasonable each of these days. It's important to know that the temperatures alone are hot, but will feel hotter with a healthy dose of humidity.
Have a great afternoon and evening! Chief Meteorologist Keith Thompson takes a fresh look at the end of your week and busy weekend LIVE at 5 PM!