GRAND RAPIDS — West Michigan had cloudy skies Sunday morning with some showers and storms trying to work their way in south of I-96. We had chilly temperatures at the start and will push temperatures into the 70s by this afternoon. Scattered showers and storms will continue to be a potential through the rest of the day even though I think we will tap into some dry time for the morning and early afternoon time frame. Have a plan b backup plan for any outdoor activities.
Lake Michigan continues to be a dangerous place as well with gale warning, small craft advisories and red flag beach hazards for Sunday and Labor Day. This just may be our most dangerous days of the season for water conditions as waves build to 6-9 feet. Please stay out of the water and off the piers. Stay smart and safe if you are visiting the lakeshore this Labor Day holiday weekend.
Scattered shower and storm chances continue throughout Sunday with the better chance being in the afternoon and evening. If we get enough dry time with any little amount of sunshine it will add more fuel to the fire for our possibility to stronger storms later today. Anytime around and after dinner we could see our first wave of showers and storms develop and then again later on while we are sleeping around midnight.
We have the chance for stronger storms mainly from US - 131 and on west towards the lakeshore. Damaging winds, hail and even the possibility of a tornado can't be ruled out for our severe weather chances. Make sure you have a way to get alerts and have a plan b for any Labor Day weekend outdoor plans.
We will keep you updated on any stronger storms on all our platforms. We will see these showers and storms linger into Monday morning by leave us by 4 to 5 o'clock. Much of Labor Day will be dry with a mix of sun and clouds before more showers move in overnight heading into Tuesday. We will be on a temperature roller coaster this week has the jet stream pushes back and forth north and south across West Michigan. Plan on some cooler and warm days all mixed in our 7 day forecast.