Record-Setting Cool Temperatures This Weekend

Posted at 9:05 PM, Jul 26, 2013
and last updated 2013-07-26 21:05:35-04

WEST MICHIGAN — (FOX 17) — Remember last week when highs were in the 90s for nearly a week straight? Temperatures were much cooler this week, and all indications are that it’s going to be even cooler this weekend.

This image is from our in-house computer model, Future Track, and shows mid-afternoon temperatures only in the lower to middle 60s. This is a full 20 degrees below normal. Further, we may establish a record for the coldest high temperature ever on July 27. The current record is 68 degrees set in 1916. Our forecast is 67 degrees. On Sunday, it will also be cool. However, the record cold high of 61 degrees set in 1981 will likely stand. Still, it will be one of the coolest July 28th’s on record.

Because this air is so cool, there is a chance of some extremely rare mid-summer lake-effect rain showers. There is even a chance of waterspouts on Lake Michigan as well.

We will keep you updated on this wild weekend weather on FOX 17 News, or you can visit the weather page at