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Sunshine and warmer temps return in time for weekend

Posted at 12:38 PM, Apr 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-30 12:56:48-04

WEST MICHIGAN — The weather pattern takes a turn for the better heading into this coming weekend. After a couple crummy days of weather around West Michigan on Wednesday and Thursday, sunshine returns to the forecast on Friday and temperatures make a move for the middle 60s.

Clouds will be departing overnight tonight leading to abundant sun for many hours on Friday. High clouds will increase mid-late afternoon but readings will have climbed about 15 degrees higher versus what we will have seen just a day earlier. A couple sprinkles are possible overnight Friday into Saturday morning but otherwise filtered sunshine will be around for the first half of the weekend along with breezy southwest winds helping to send temps to around 70 to he lower 70s by day's end.

Sunday appears a bit cooler versus Saturday but still mild in the middle 60s for highs. A good amount of sunshine will once again be seen. Despite the warmer weekend temperatures, we will be tracking a cooler air mass poised to bring us below normal-type temperatures for much of next week. Highs are expected to commonly be in the mid to upper 50s to around 60 degrees. Overnight lows may drop into frost or, potentially, freeze territory by Tuesday morning in the low to mid 30s.

Our chilly April pattern looks to extend into the first half of May.