Don’t Be Surprised To See 80 Degrees This Week

Posted at 9:36 PM, Apr 28, 2013

WEST MICHIGAN – While we just experienced our first 70 degree high temperature on Saturday, reaching 80 this week is certainly a possibility.

Strong southerly winds ahead of a cold front on Tuesday will push the mercury in to the mid/upper 70s. That said, 80 degrees in a few locations from Grand Rapids to the south is a very real thing. That’s despite the fact that it may be accompanied by a round or two of showers and/or thunderstorms.

Wednesday is expected to be another mild day well in to the 70s. Temperatures look as if they’ll slowly cool off by the end of the week in to the 60s…and perhaps 50s with more showers here and there. Our forecast models are showing an upper level cold core cut-off low that will form and just meander around the Upper Midwest. That will control our weather by weeks end and right through most of the weekend.

The warmer temps, increased winds, and lower relative humidities will also make for an increased fire risk…especially across our northern counties. Make sure to stay up on later forecasts and be very careful when burning anything outside.

The attached photo was submitted by Bill Beatty of Muskegon…taken in Grand Haven. Get the complete West Michigan forecast at