Wednesday Forecast: Sunny and Very Warm

Posted at 6:08 AM, May 01, 2013

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Temperatures around West Michigan Wednesday will likely reach their warmest levels since mid-September of last year.

Most inland areas, which already hit the upper 70s on Tuesday, should crack the 80° mark Wednesday afternoon.  A few lakeshore communities, including Holland and Muskegon, already topped 80° on Tuesday with strong southerly winds along the lakeshore.  Winds won’t be quite as strong during the day today.

Grand Rapids last hit 80° on September 12 of 2012.

A cold front will lean into the state over the next couple of days, but there doesn’t appear to be a trigger for rain along the front for Wednesday.  That will change on Thursday and Friday, when showers and thunderstorms will become increasingly likely.  However, all-day rains should not be the case at any point through the weekend.

More wet weather will hang out to the west of the Great Lakes as a slow-moving upper-level low drifts across that area for several days.  However, its exact movement during that time is still uncertain, which is why there are rain chances in the forecast essentially every day into early next week.

Changes in the forecast are possible as the details come into better focus, so check out the Weather page for updated information over the next several days.

PHOTO: Sunset Tuesday 4/30/13 – Bill Beatty, Muskegon State Park