Longest heatwave in West Michigan history possible in the coming weeks

Temperatures at or above 90° likely for days
Posted at 5:34 PM, Jun 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-03 09:00:35-04

WEST MICHIGAN — It wouldn't be 2020 without some crazy summer weather. Over the next two weeks, the latest wild weather is coming our way in the form of heat.

High temperatures will begin to rise to around or above 90° on Monday and will not fall below that point for at least a week. This long stretch of 90s could stretch into the second week of July, which would put us in the territory of longest heatwave since records began back in 1`892.

A heatwave is 3 or more days in a row of 90°+ and we have had several of the shorter versions. The difference with this one in particular is it will last a week or even two as no system will swing through to cool us off.

A very strong ridge of high pressure across the country will set us up for the extensive heat. This will also keep rain chance minimal, as this ridge keeps air from rising and also dries the air out.

Once good piece of news is that the majority of the heatwave will have manageable humidity. It will be a dry heat, just like the desert southwest.

Enjoy the heat and make sure you have ways to stay cool! Lake Michigan will be a great spot to be as it will be calm on the water during this heatwave.