WEST MICHIGAN — The forecast from FOX 17 Meteorologist Laura Velasquez: A cold front will bring a band of clouds through tonight, along with a few showers or sprinkles. By tomorrow, that front is clearing to our southeast resulting in a dry day with plenty of sun. Temps will be down a few degrees compared to Friday, but will still be above average for mid-September. Sunday and Monday still look to be the warmest days of the bunch with highs in the low to mid 80s. Showers and storms make a return to the forecast as soon as late Monday. Temps cool substantially by midweek when highs may struggle to reach the mid 60s. Have a great weekend!
***Fall officially arrives Wednesday September 22 at 3:21 P.M.. It's what we call the autumnal equinox, or fall equinox. Equal days and equal nights...about 12 hours of each. Now on Wednesday, we actually have 12 hours and 9 minutes of daylight. This is because we measure sunrise from the first part of the sun above the horizon and sunset as the last bit of sun before it dips below the horizon. Additionally, light bends. Those 2 reasons are why we actually get a little more daylight on the equinox.
TONIGHT: Partly to mostly cloudy. Chance of light showers or a few sprinkles. Lows in the upper 50s to around 60. Winds west/northeast at 5 to 10 mph.
SATURDAY: Morning clouds southeast of Grand Rapids, then plenty of afternoon sun. Highs in the mid to upper 70s. Winds northeast at 5 to 10 mph.
SUNDAY: Mostly sunny to partly cloudy. Highs in the low to mid 80s.
MONDAY: Increasing p.m. clouds with scattered showers late. Highs in the low to mid 80s.
TUESDAY: Mostly cloudy with rain likely and scattered storms. Highs in the upper 70s.
WEDNESDAY: Mostly cloudy with rain showers lingering. Highs in the mid to upper 60s.
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