A chance for rain tonight, thunderstorms are possible on Sunday

Posted at 10:03 AM, Aug 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-17 22:16:03-04

WEST MICHIGAN-- Showers swept through portions of West Michigan late Saturday night. And the chance for more rain persists overnight, as a warm front edges northward.

Scattered showers and thunderstorms actually are possible again Sunday morning, as an upper-level disturbance moves in from the west. Most of this activity will likely move out by the early afternoon allowing for skies to become partly sunny and for temperatures to climb back well into the 80s. Expect humidity to be at a much higher level on Sunday area wide.

A new chance for a thunderstorm may emerge at some point Sunday evening into early Monday morning. Most of Monday looks to turn out rain-free, however, with continued very warm temperatures underneath partly cloudy skies. The mercury heads for the middle to upper 80s. Tuesday also shakes out quite warm and potentially very humid with readings again in the upper 80s. The chance for a thunderstorm cannot be ruled out Tuesday but details on any precipitation patterns for Tuesday are unclear at this time. Note that any thunderstorms that do develop over the next few days may become strong to severe.

The forecast trends cooler for Wednesday and into especially Thursday and Friday with highs in the upper 70s. Though a shower or two may try to linger into Wednesday morning most of the stretch from Wednesday through Friday will be on the dry side. A slow warm-up is likely to get going again next weekend and beyond.