Friday Forecast: Few Storms, Then Cooler

Posted at 9:24 AM, Sep 20, 2013
and last updated 2013-09-20 09:24:53-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Scattered showers and thunderstorms will redevelop as a cold front moves through West Michigan during the day Friday, followed by drier and cooler conditions over the weekend to officially kick off autumn.

After active weather overnight and early Friday morning, only a few additional thunderstorms will be likely around West Michigan the rest of the day.  The most probable time for wet weather will be midday and early afternoon before the approaching cold front pushes storms off to the east.  Areas on the east side of the state may pick up some stronger storms due to the more favorable timing of the front later in the afternoon.

Behind the front, a few isolated showers are still possible, but the overall trend will be to keep the evening mostly cloudy and dry.  Winds will shift to the west and northwest Friday night and allow temperatures to fall back into the 50s.

Saturday, some lingering cloud cover is still likely as the cooler air works into the region, and a pop-up shower is not out of the question in the afternoon.  High temperatures will stay in the mid 60s.

Dry air will continue to flow into the Great Lakes on a north wind Sunday, allowing for more sunshine.  The autumnal equinox, signifying the start of fall, is officially at 4:44 P.M. Sunday.

Dry weather and warmer temperatures will prevail through much of next week.  The full 7 Day Forecast is available on the Weather page.