Saturday heat followed by possible early Sunday morning storms

Posted at 10:05 AM, Jul 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-18 10:10:24-04

WEST MICHIGAN — A Heat Advisory has been issued for the 1 P.M. to 9 P.M. time frame this Saturday afternoon and evening.

Expect high temperatures in the lower 90s coupled with dew points in the lower 70s producing heat indices or "feels-like" temps in the upper 90s to near 100 degrees.

The afternoon and evening should turn out rain-free as we keep our eyes on a complex of showers and thunderstorms that is to develop over northern Wisconsin early this evening. This complex will head south and eastward in the late evening and early overnight and has the potential to bring some gustier storms into West Michigan from northwest to southeast between the hours of 1 A.M. and 8 A.M.

The best chance for any strong or severe activity will be the further north and west you reside in the viewing area as thunderstorms may be experiencing some weakening as they approach. Nonetheless, we look out for the chance for storms overnight into the early morning hours of Sunday.

Partly sunny skies will return for Sunday afternoon with the humid weather continuing. Luckily, temperatures are not to climb as high tomorrow and only top out in the middle 80s.

The overall warm summer pattern persists this coming week with common daytime highs in the middle 80s. Another surge of heat may arrive by next weekend. Our next chance for any showers or storms appears to be Tuesday afternoon into early Wednesday.