Tuesday Forecast: Nice Today, Stormy Tomorrow

Posted at 6:17 AM, Jun 11, 2013
and last updated 2013-06-11 06:17:55-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Once morning fog dissipates, West Michigan is in store for a very pleasant summer day Tuesday.  However, there is a threat of severe weather during the day Wednesday and Wednesday night.

Lingering moisture, clearing skies, and light winds all contributed to dense fog across much of West Michigan early Tuesday, with visibility less than one-half mile reported especially along the lakeshore.  That fog may be stubborn, but should generally clear throughout the area by around midday.

Tuesday afternoon will feature sunshine and highs around 80°, making for some very nice conditions.

Wednesday should start on a quiet note, but the next round of storms will be gathering strength to the west.  As warmth and moisture build during the day, it will help to fuel a line of strong to severe thunderstorms that may roll across West Michigan anytime from around midday through the evening.  The greatest threat will be from damaging straight-line winds south of Grand Rapids.  We may also see additional storms that create heavy rain across the southern portions of the state as the main area of low pressure slides through the region.

The rest of the week looks great thorugh Saturday; check out the rest of the 7 Day Forecast on the Weather page.