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Tonight's Forecast: Mostly cloudy with isolated shower possible

Severe storm potential on Friday
Posted at 4:52 AM, May 19, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-19 17:33:19-04

WEST MICHIGAN — The forecast from FOX 17 Meteorologist Haleigh Vaughn: It's a warm and humid evening in West Michigan, with mostly cloudy skies. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible north of I-96 this evening, with otherwise dry skies for most of the region. Our warmest temperatures this week will occur tomorrow, with highs in the low/mid 80s. Kalamazoo is expected to reach 89 degrees tomorrow! A cold front is expected to cross West Michigan Friday late afternoon/early evening, firing up showers and thunderstorms. The severity and timing of these storms all boils down to the timing of the cold front, which is uncertain at this point. The Storm Prediction Center has placed most of West Michigan under a SLIGHT RISK for severe weather during Friday late afternoon and evening. Hail and damaging wind gusts will be the primary threats after 3 p.m. Friday. Showers and thunderstorms persist overnight Friday into Saturday, where a few strong thunderstorms are possible. Locations southeast of Grand Rapids fall under a MARGINAL RISK for severe weather. A few sprinkles are possible early Sunday, with dry skies and cooler tempertures for the rest of the day. For the latest forecast and immediate severe weather alerts, you can always download the free FOX 17 Weather App.

TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy to partly cloudy, with an isolated shower or thunderstorm possible. South winds 5 to 15 mph. Lows in the mid 60s.

FRIDAY: Partly sunny, breezy, and warm with scattered afternoon/evening showers and storms. Some may be strong to possibly severe. Hail and damaging wind gusts are the primary threats. Highs in the upper 70s to lower 80s. Winds southwest at 10 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 45 mph.

SATURDAY: Scattered showers and mostly cloudy skies. A few rumbles of thunder possible. Highs in the mid to upper 60s.

SUNDAY: A few light showers in the morning. Becoming partly cloudy in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 50s to near 60 degrees.

MONDAY: Partly cloudy to mostly sunny. Highs in the low to mid 60s.

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