Clear, Cool Tonight; More Sun Wed.
This Evening: Clear and cool with temperatures falling from the upper 50s to middle 50s by midnight. Winds will be light.
Overnight: Clear and chilly. Areas of fog possible in low-lying spots at daybreak. The low will be in the middle 40s. Winds will be light.
Tomorrow: Another sunny, pleasant day. The high will be in the middle 70s. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.
Tomorrow Night: Mostly clear and not as chilly. Lows near 50. Winds will be light.
Thursday: Sunny and warmer. Highs will be in the upper 70s. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.
Friday: Mostly sunny and warm. Highs in the upper 70s. Winds SE 10-15 mph.
Good evening, West Michigan! It's another beautiful night, bringing the first full day of fall 2014 to a close. Once again, an ample supply of cool air in place over the region, plus a light breeze and a clear sky will combine to produce a slight chill in the air. Overnight, temperatures will drop into the 40s, landing at about 45 degrees by daybreak Wednesday. Patchy fog can't be ruled out tomorrow morning, particularly in low-lying, rural areas. However, that shouldn't be a widespread problem.
The large area of high pressure responsible for bringing a sunny, pleasant day to West Michigan today will do the same for us Wednesday. As the ambient wind flow becomes a bit more southerly (light SE, to be precise), afternoon temperatures will warm a little more. Max readings Wednesday will be in the middle 70s, which is a couple of degrees warmer than what is typical for this time of year.
Forecast models indicate the sunny, mild trend will continue all the way through the weekend. By Friday/Saturday, we might make a run at 80 degrees. How appropriate for our wacky weather that the last week of summer may turn out to be cooler than the first week of fall! In the meantime, if you can't remember where you put the umbrella, don't worry; there's no need for rain gear until at least early next week.
Meteorologist Keith Thompson has LIVE updates on the forecast tonight at 10 on the CW 7, and at 11 on Newschannel 3. Make plans to watch! We've also got you covered online at wwmt.com and via social media on Facebook, as well as Twitter (@weathermankeith, @JPorterWWMT, @CKahlbaum), and Instagram (weathermankeith, jporterwwmt, ckahlbaum). Have a wonderful evening!