Isolated Storms East Of US 131 ... Stormier Tomorrow & Friday ... 90s This Weekend & Beyond
Wednesday: Partly sunny and a bit cooler, but still humid. Isolated, afternoon thunderstorms develop, mainly east of US 131. Highs near 80, middle to upper 70s at the Lake Shore. Winds W 10-20 mph.
Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, mild, and muggy with fog redeveloping. Thunderstorms arise before daybreak, especially near and south of I-94. Lows in the middle 60s. Light winds W-SE.
Thursday: Morning fog then partly sunny, warmer, and humid with scattered thunderstorms. Highs in the middle 80s. Winds SE-SW 10-15 mph.
Friday: Partly sunny, hot, and very humid with scattered thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s, but heat indices easily in the 90s. Winds S-SW 10-15 mph.
Saturday: Partly sunny, hot, and humid with scattered thunderstorms, mainly in the afternoon. Highs near 90. Winds SE-S 10-15 mph.
Sunday: Partly sunny, still hot, and very humid with scattered thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 90s. Winds S 10-15 mph.
Hope you're having a great Wednesday thus far! It's great to know our DENSE FOG ADVISORY has been cancelled early. As of this writing, 1 to 2 mile visibilities remain in fog-favorite areas like Fremont, Coldwater, and Hillsdale. The driving issues are long gone.
Today's big story is a quieter theme in comparison to Tuesday's raucous storms. Yes, some thunderstorms develop this afternoon. However, their nature is scattered and mainly east of US 131 thanks to a westerly wind off Lake Michigan. The 5% risk for gusty winds or hail has been safely trimmed to our southwest and no longer officially includes West Michigan.
Although, a 5% risk box is already painted for Thursday's storms. They should arrive before you wake up Thursday morning in the vicinity of a warm-front. This same front triggers thunderstorms Friday, Saturday, and even Sunday. We know it can't be raining to the degree of a washout any of these days, because we're forecasting 90 degrees or better.
Right now, Sunday is slated to be the hottest with 92 in your forecast. If you look at Friday afternoon through next Tuesday, near 90 degree air tests patience throughout this 5 day stretch. This would classify as our first and longest heat wave of the season. For warm weather fans, later is better than never.
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