Tuesday Forecast: Hot & Humid, Storms Late

Posted at 7:05 AM, Jul 09, 2013
and last updated 2013-07-09 07:05:23-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A minor threat for severe weather exists Tuesday into Tuesday night, but most of the day will just feature sunny, hot and humid conditions around West Michigan.

Areas of dense fog developed in the humid airmass Tuesday morning, with visibility dropping below one-half mile in many locations around the region.

Sunshine will continue to burn off the fog by midday Tuesday, and most of the afternoon will continue with dry and sunny conditions.  Only a slight chance of a pop-up thundershower exists until early evening.

The sunshine will push temperatures near 90° in the afternoon with high dew points creating heat index values in the low to mid-90s.

Storms may start to move in Tuesday evening, but much of the activity may hold off until overnight.

As the map above shows, the Storm Prediction Center still has West Michigan in the “slight risk” category for severe storms; the greatest threat would be from damaging straight-line wind gusts.  However, storms will likely be weakening as they arrive late into the night.

We’ll continue to keep you posted on the severe weather potential on the FOX 17 Facebook page and on FOX 17 News throughout the day.  You can find interactive radar and updated postson the Weather page.