WEST MICHIGAN — The first major windstorm of the season will batter the state today.
The last time a High Wind Warning was issued in West Michigan was November 27, 2019. That storm brought wind gusts up to 60 mph and scattered power outages. While we have seen strong winds since then, it has not been to the level necessary to issue a High Wind Warning. Sunday's storm will be stronger than any other this fall, leading to the National Weather Service posting a new High Wind Warning for the entire area until 10 p.m. Sunday.
Temperatures have fallen into the lower 40s from the lower 50s since this morning. The rain will be widespread and the wind will be howling at 25 to 35 mph, with those periodic gusts of 45 to 55 mph. A few gusts to 60 mph are possible for those that live along Lake Michigan. As the cold deepens this evening, some of the rain will mix with snow, but little to no accumulation is expected. The wind will start to ease up a bit later tonight into Monday morning.
We will have continuous updates on power outages and restoration times on social media and our website throughout the day.