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Rain chances return Saturday afternoon

Posted at 11:11 AM, Aug 16, 2014
and last updated 2014-08-16 11:11:10-04

081614futureWEST MICHIGAN — (August 16, 2014) After a few dry and pleasant days, rain chances will increase Saturday as two systems move into West Michigan. Skies will start off clear Saturday morning and clouds will generally be on the increase ahead of a line of rain showers that are moving south into the area.

Most of West Michigan will stay dry for the entire afternoon and temperatures will warm into the upper 70’s and low 80’s for afternoon high temperatures. Areas north of I-96 will have the best chance for rain as a line of showers moves south today. As these showers move south and east, many of the showers will dissipate so any showers that make it to the 96 corridor this afternoon will likely be scattered and light.

As we head into late afternoon and early evening a second system passing to the south will bring scattered rain chances to our southernmost areas bordering the Indiana border. Widespread showers and thunderstorms are likely to stay well south of West Michigan but a few outlier storms could possibly make it to the 94 corridor by evening.

Rain chances decrease into Sunday morning and skies will gradually clear leaving a pleasant Sunday afternoon to end the weekend.