WEST MICHIGAN — A line of showers and thunderstorms from the Plains states made its way into the Great Lakes region this morning, crossing Lake Michigan. These storms had the potential to contain wind gusts of up to 40 mph and heavy rain:
The showers and storms moved eastward at around 35 mph, putting them near Grand Rapids by around 8:30 this morning. Our forecast model suggests that they will continue to weaken as they cross Lake Michigan, leaving us with a basically dry forecast this morning:
However, based on how well these storms have held together this morning, I do think we’ll experience some leftover showers and storms as we head through the morning. The best chance of seeing some of the stronger storms will be well to the north and northwest of Grand Rapids.
Later this afternoon, we’ll have to monitor the possible redevelopment of showers and thunderstorms. However, it does look like most of that activity will occur to the east of the FOX 17 viewing area, and Future Track HD agrees with this trend:
Severe weather looks highly unlikely at this time, both this morning and this afternoon. If any storms did approach severe criteria, it looks like high wind gusts would be the primary threat.
It’ll be humid today. A cold front will bring less humid air into the region overnight into tomorrow, and a second cold front will bring much cooler air into the region by Tuesday. In fact, highs are expected to stay in the lower to middle 70s.