Spring has finally sprung in West Michigan, which means days of showers and thunderstorms and the possibility of severe weather. The FOX 17 Weather Team is tracking an incoming system that will produce thunderstorms off/on throughout the day. This system will also bring strong wind gusts and sharply colder temperatures by Thursday.
The Storm Prediction Center has placed the majority of West Michigan under a marginal threat for severe weather, with the primary concerns being damaging straight line winds and large hail. Isolated power outages are possible, along with downed tree limbs. The time is now to download your FOX 17 Weather App! The app provides immediate severe weather alerts and your own personal radar to see where the strongest storms are. The better threat for severe weather remains south of Michigan.
The image below also shows the type and amount of severe weather we could see. Wind gusts up to 60 mph along with up to one inch size hail. This is considered marginally severe, but we believe this may be more of a gusty wind environment than a tornado environment, so the likelihood of tornadoes are low.
Make sure to stay up on later forecasts for any changes. Get the complete West Michigan forecast at www.fox17online.com/weather.