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Wednesday Forecast: Storms Today, Changes Ahead

Posted at 8:47 AM, Sep 11, 2013

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A cold front will bring scattered thunderstorms to parts of West Michigan during the day Wednesday, then much chillier air into the region as we head into the weekend.

A few thunderstorms remained north of M-20 for the most part early Wednesday morning.  More storms lining up across southern Wisconsin will likely slide through northern portions of the FOX 17 viewing area through midday.

The overall threat of storms will sink southward along the cold front later in the day, with the chance of strong to severe storms becoming highest along and south of I-94 in the afternoon and evening.  The greatest threat from any storms would be briefly damaging wind gusts in excess of 60 mph.

Showers and storms will move out of the state Wednesday night, with cooler and less humid air starting to move in for Thursday.  Temperatures will remain seasonable Thursday with highs in the 70s, but continue to drop as a second cold front moves through.  That will mean unseasonably chilly weather for Friday and the start of the weekend.  Some areas of frost are even possible north of Grand Rapids Friday night and Saturday morning.

You can check interactive radar and the full 7 Day Forecast on the Weather page.