WEST MICHIGAN — The forecast from FOX 17 Meteorologist Erik Kostrzewa: A potent low-pressure, cold front combo approaches Sunday and increases clouds during the morning. The chance for showers and an isolated storm shows up late morning and for the afternoon on Sunday with one complex that will be weakening out ahead of the front. Partly sunny skies will be around most of Sunday leading to enough heat to build before more humidity is kicked in by the evening. With both of those in place, strong wind in the atmosphere and the cold front moving in, thunderstorms are expected to develop in the evening. Most of these will be moving through as you head to bed or are asleep, so make sure you have a way to be woken up if warnings are issued. The risk of hail and high wind will be around with any storm that develops late Sunday, with heavy rain and lightning likely. The front is pushed south for Labor Day, so the majority of the holiday will be dry with a mixture of sun and clouds.
TONIGHT: Increasing clouds and cool. A few showers are possible around daybreak. Lows in the upper 40s to lower 50s. Light and variable wind becoming easterly and then southeasterly overnight at 5 to 10 mph.
SUNDAY: Partly sunny. A few showers and storms will roll through late morning into the afternoon. A better chance for thunderstorms develops along a cold front later in the evening. There is a small risk for wind and hail with the evening storms. Highs in the lower 70s. Southeast winds during the morning at 5-15 mph increasing to 10-20 mph during the afternoon gusting to 30-35 mph at times.
SUNDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers and thunderstorms. A few strong storms possible with gusty winds/hail. Heavy rain and lightning is likely. Mild lows in the middle 60s. Brisk south to southwest winds at 10-20 mph gusting to 30-35 mph at times.
LABOR DAY: Turning sunnier after an early morning round of showers and storms. The chance for showers and few thundershowers returns after sunset. The majority of the holiday will be nice and dry. Highs in the middle 70s. Northwest winds at 10-15 mph.