Summer weather for the holiday weekend; 80s expected

Posted at 8:19 AM, May 19, 2020

WEST MICHIGAN — We deserve a long stretch of nice, warm weather to dry out after several days of rain and we are going to get exactly that into Memorial Day!

Sunshine returns to the area on Wednesday and stays with us through Saturday with no rain. There could be a few showers and storms late Saturday into Sunday morning, but the chance is low and the majority of those days will be dry.

Our recent cool pattern with an upper-level low will weaken and move away, allowing the warmer air to finally set up shop in West Michigan by the end of this week into the weekend. With the jet stream to our north, rain chance will go down and warm air will push north. Highs will be well into the 70s each and every day after Wednesday and could possibly make it to 80° Sunday and Memorial Day!

While Memorial Day will be warm, it will also be humid. The humid air could allow for a few showers and thunderstorms to develop during the day. Again, most of the holiday will be dry but make sure you are prepared for a downpour or two.

Once Memorial Day is over, the extended forecast still looks warm with a high chance of above normal temperatures to wrap up the month. This means several days in the 70s and 80s.