WEST MICHIGAN - The forecast from FOX 17 Meteorologist Ty Shesky: It was nice to see the sunshine to wrap up our Wednesday, but just like everything weather-wise recently, it will be short-lived. Clouds return tonight along with heavy showers and storms. While some thunder and lightning is expected, severe weather is not. The rain will develop around 10 P.M. and continue through Thursday morning. This activity will be along a warm front, which will give a much anticipated boost to our temperatures. Thursday we will go from 40s in the morning to the 60s and possibly lower 70s by the evening. The rain will end and the warm-up will begin around noon for I-94 and point south. I-96 to I-94 will see the warmer temps and rain ending around 2 P.M. with 4 P.M. being the time for everyone else north of I-96. The warmth will stick around all night Thursday leading to a nice start to Friday in the 60s. A cold front will bring an end to the fun during the morning and afternoon Friday, bringing us back down into the 40s by Friday evening. Showers and storms will once again be likely along the cold front.
TONIGHT: Increasing clouds. Showers and storms develop late evening into the overnight. Lows in the low/mid 40s. Light winds become northeasterly at 5 to 10 mph overnight.
THURSDAY: Showers and storms to start the day exit during the afternoon. Becoming partly sunny with warmer temps for the evening. Highs eventually in the mid to upper 60s during the evening. A few lower 70s possible south of I-96. East winds shift to the southeast and eventually south at 10 to 20 mph.
FRIDAY: Mostly cloudy with showers and storms likely with a cold frontal passage. Still mild with highs in the mid/upper 60s in the morning, but temps fall during the afternoon behind the front. Evening temperatures will be in the low/mid 40s.
SATURDAY: Partly sunny and cool. Highs around 50°.