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Monday Forecast: Hot & Breezy, Chances of Storms

Posted at 6:36 AM, Aug 26, 2013
and last updated 2013-08-26 06:36:38-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A late-August heat wave will kick into gear for much of this week, with high temperatures holding within a few degrees of the 90° mark all the way into Labor Day weekend.

Areas of showers and storms will hold mostly to the north of the FOX 17 viewing area during the day Monday, but some clouds will drift across West Michigan at times.  There is still a slight chance of some scattered storms later in the day Monday, especially along and north of I-96.

In addition to the hot weather, breezy conditions will create a risk of dangerous waves and currents along the Lake Michigan shoreline.  Use extreme caution when swimming or boating if you seek relief at the beach on Monday.

A better chance of storms will arrive by early Tuesday morning as warm, humid air continues to stream into the region.  The best chance for storms, including some potentially strong to severe storms, will come Tuesday afternoon into Tuesday night.

Weather will dry out again on Wednesday, but temperatures are expected to remain well above average through the rest of the week and the weekend.

You can check out the full 7 Day Forecast on the Weather page.