From unseasonably warm to unseasonably cold in 3 days

Near 80 to mid 40s this week!
Posted at 8:39 AM, Apr 23, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-23 08:39:45-04

WEST MICHIGAN - FOX 17 Meteorologists have been tracking and discussing a huge warm-up coming this weekend. We expect temperatures to soar to near 80 degrees on Saturday and remain in the lower 70s on Sunday. Normal/average highs for this time of year have us in the lower 60s. A cold front blasting through the state on Sunday may generate a few morning showers, with a better chance of showers/storms Sunday afternoon/early evening. Some of these storms could become marginally severe with some stronger wind gusts and one inch hail. See the severe weather outlook from the Storm Prediction Center below.


Grand Rapids has yet to hit 70 degrees this season, so this will be the warmest day of 2022 thus far. See graphic below.

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Unfortunately, the warmth will not last. Our forecast model shows a cold front passing through the state on Sunday. That means high temperatures on Monday will only reach the 50s with mostly cloudy skies. See image below.

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Another image below, valid for 6 P.M. Monday shows a secondary cold front moving through later Monday. Behind this front, sharply colder air resides. That means high temperatures on Tuesday and Wednesday will be stuck in the 40s!

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Our 7-Day forecast below shows how temperatures will fare the next seven days. Get the complete West Michigan forecast at