Stellar weather starts week, but then…

Posted at 6:01 PM, Sep 06, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-06 18:03:36-04

WEST MICHIGAN — With high pressure building in to the Great Lakes, Sunday and Monday will be fabulous with comfortable temps in the 70s and low humidity. That said, the Storm Prediction Center (SPC) outlook is already previewing the possibility of severe storms for the Great Lakes on Wednesday with a strong cold front and low pressure system. See image below.

Our forecast models are also showing the possibility of heavy rain, perhaps two to three inches across the area. In fact, Wednesday looks as if it may be a wash-out with showers and thunderstorms for the better part of the day. This can change, so make sure to stay up on later forecasts!

After the cold front slides through the state Wednesday night/Thursday morning, a significantly cooler/drier air mass will filter in to the region. The air coming across Lake Michigan will be so cool we are expecting lake-effect clouds and scattered rain showers. Water spouts are also a good bet, especially on Friday if our forecast models verify.

High temperatures the second half of the week are only expected to make the 60s. Along with breezy conditions and an upper level trough over the Great Lakes, we are anticpating a couple of raw days Thursday and Friday. That cold air and tight pressure gradient is also guaranteed to stir up some high waves on Lake Michigan.

We’ll update as we get a bit closer to the actual event and the change that will occur over the next several days…just be prepared for sharply cooler temperatures by the end of the week. The attached photo to this story was submitted by Joe Gee of Muskegon. It was snapped this week at Pere Marquette Beach of the sunset. Make sure to post your photos to our FOX Facebook page or send them to Get radar, temperatures, and the complete 7-Day forecast at