Heat and increasing humidity, better rain chances in 7-day

Posted at 10:58 AM, Aug 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-23 11:00:13-04

WEST MICHIGAN — A fairly similar day is expected to shake out here on Sunday compared to what we experienced on Saturday around West Michigan.

A few more clouds overall will be in the mix but a good amount of sunshine will be seen helping to drive temperatures back into the upper 80s. Humidity will be felt but will remain tolerable. A rare sprinkle or shower is still conceivable into this evening and early overnight. Southwest winds will blow just a bit breezy at times at 5-15 mph.

The Lake Michigan forecast shows sunshine and mixed clouds with waves at 1-2 feet throughout the afternoon.

The forecast looks quiet tonight with partly cloudy skies and lows in the mid to upper 60s. Monday brings more sunshine and passing clouds and highs near 90 degrees. Humidity is to be even a bit higher tomorrow and heat indices can reach the mid 90s.

As heat gathers out to our west on Monday, a weather disturbance will be sliding towards us late evening into the early hours and may bring a few showers and thunderstorms to start the day on Tuesday. A gustier storm or two is a possibility.

Most of Tuesday should shake out with partly sunny skies and highs in the mid to upper 80s. Humidity will continue on the high side. An additional shower or thunderstorm is possible overnight Tuesday into early Wednesday morning as the heat makes a move in our direction and a warm front lifts from southwest to northeast across the viewing area. The focus for any wet weather at this time would be north and east of Grand Rapids.

Much of Wednesday will see mostly sunny skies materialize with the mercury pushing as high as the middle 90s. Heat indices can reach the upper 90s to around 100 degrees.

Thereafter, we should remain rain-free for many hours but hot for many hours on Thursday until a cold front drops southward and helps initiate scattered showers and thunderstorms at some point late Thursday and into the day on Friday.

Once this cold front and rainfall clears the region we are looking at more comfortable conditions with cooler and less humid conditions for next weekend.