Slight Risk of severe weather in place for West Michigan Wednesday

Posted at 5:57 AM, Sep 10, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-10 05:57:30-04

WEST MICHIGAN — (September 10, 2014) A strong low pressure system will move into the Great Lakes region Wednesday bringing with it the potential for some strong to severe storms. The Storm Prediction Center out of Norman, Oklahoma has issued a slight risk for parts of West Michigan.

The slight risk encompasses areas along and south of the Interstate 94 corridor for the day Wednesday. The main threat for severe weather will be gusty winds and heavy rains.

While the potential still exists for severe weather, the risk remains fairly low in many areas for a couple of reasons. The most important being the lack of energy or instability. Early morning rain showers and cloud cover will limit the amount of sunshine needed to help warm temperatures and create enough energy for storms to intensify. Any areas that see a break in the cloud cover this afternoon will see a better chance for severe weather. With that said, the possibility of clearing later today is minimal. Keep in mind however, that any storms that develop will bring heavy rain and gusty winds.

The system moving into West Michigan is unseasonably strong as temperatures behind the front will drop high temperatures well below average. High temperatures will barely warm into the low to mid 60’s by the end of the week as rain showers stick around through Friday.