Greatest severe weather threat so far

Posted at 9:28 AM, Jun 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-14 09:51:50-04

WEST MICHIGAN- After a few showers and thunderstorms Tuesday morning, West Michigan looks toward the first part of Wednesday morning for our greatest severe weather threat so far this season.

SPC (2)

The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center has placed much of West Michigan under an “Enhanced” risk for severe weather on Wednesday.  What this means for you?  A greater likelihood for scattered severe storms is expected during the day on Wednesday.

Surface Analysis Wind Particles (3)

A warm, humid air mass combined with an upper level low with move into the Great Lakes region and upper Midwest over the next several days.  Our best opportunity for storms arrives Wednesday morning into the early afternoon hours.


Scattered showers will develop in the early morning hours.  While there is a possibility a few of these could be severe, most of the severe threat will be later in the morning and into the early afternoon as things heat up and get a bit more unstable.

RPM Midwest to DMA Fly (1)

Scattered thunderstorms will begin to exit West Michigan by early afternoon.  Most of the severe weather looks to occur during this time frame as well.

Severe Weather Threats (1)

Gusty winds and hail are probably the most prevalent severe weather threats for Wednesday.  Winds gusting over 60 mph are possible.  In additions to the wind threats, up to golf ball size hail is possible as well.  There is a very small risk for a tornado, but the threat is very low.  Strong straightline winds and hail are the main threats.  The  FOX 17 Weather App will provide you updates with any watches and warnings that may be issued during the day Wednesday.