Partly Sunny Today; PM Shower?
Today: Partly sunny and mild with isolated showers and thunderstorms possible in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 80s. Winds WSW 5-10 mph.
Tonight: Partly cloudy with a few isolated showers and thunderstorms possible in the evening. The low will be near 60 degrees. Winds will be light.
Tomorrow: Partly sunny and a little more humid with scattered afternoon thunderstorms possible. Highs in the lower 80s. Winds varaiable at 5 to 10 mph.
Tomorrow Night: Mostly clear with a low near 60 degrees.
Sunday: Mostly sunny and warm. The high will be in the lower 80s.
Good morning, West Michigan! Today will be much like yesterday, with partly sunny skies, warm temperatures, and a chance for a few showers and thunderstorms popping up in the afternoon. Max temperatures this afternoon should reach the lower 80s. Winds will be fairly light. The best chance for storm development will be from late afternoon through early evening, aided mainly by the heating of the day. The higher levels of the atmosphere over West Michigan are still unusually cool, making for a nice breeding ground for cumulus clouds to build, eventually becoming rain showers and thunderstorms.
With the loss of heating after sunset, the threat for activity will diminish as skies become clear to partly cloudy. Tonight will be another windows-open opportunity to rest the air conditioner (if you're lucky to have one).
After a similar set-up Saturday, the pattern begins to change a bit for the second half of the weekend. The air warms a little more evenly which takes the rain threat out of the mix. Sunday will be mostly sunny with high temperatures near average, in the lower to middle 80s.
Forecast models indicate the dew points will rise a bit over the weekend as well, going from the comfortably dry 50s to the slightly humid lower 60s. It won't be a huge difference, but you can expect the air to feel a bit stickier Saturday and Sunday. Next week looks a bit on the stormy side, particularly Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Of course, that might change over time, so as always, stay tuned!
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