Rainy Friday, Then A Great Saturday

Posted at 7:23 AM, May 09, 2014
and last updated 2014-05-09 07:23:11-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (May 9, 2014) — Showers and scattered thunderstorms will move through West Michigan Friday ahead of a cold front that will make its way through the Great Lakes late in the day.

The most widespread rain will occur in the morning; a few scattered storms may become a bit stronger in the early afternoon as the cold front moves into the area.  As that happens, though, we should start to see some breaks in the clouds with highs getting back into the 70s in the afternoon.

Much of the rain will already be moving out by the early evening Friday, with clearing and drying conditions overnight.  As winds die down a bit, some areas of fog will be possible Saturday morning.

Saturday should be a pleasant day with plenty of sunshine.  Don’t be fooled by cooler temperatures in the 60s — you’ll still want to have sunscreen handy if you choose to take in events like the Tulip Time Muziekparade in Holland.  Another big event that will benefit from the nice conditions and comfortable temperatures will be the Fifth Third River Bank Run.

Milder air, but also a few showers, will return for Mother’s Day Sunday — check out the full forecast on the Weather page.