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Tonight's Forecast: Strong to severe thunderstorms overnight

Less humid Friday
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Posted at 5:07 AM, Jul 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-28 23:53:09-04

WEST MICHIGAN — The forecast from FOX 17 Meteorologist Anthony Domol: Dry, warm and humid this evening with temps holding in the 80s through about sunset. Overnight the risk for severe weather still looks to be substantial as a cluster of thunderstorms races in from the northwest. The time frame of greatest concern will be between 3 a.m. and 7 a.m. with gusty winds being the biggest threat. Now is the time to make sure you have a severe weather plan in place. Know how you are going to get warnings when they are issued and where you can go for safe shelter. Once these thunderstorms clear the area Thursday morning, it'll stay dry, but still humid. The break in the humidity will occur on Friday with temps topping out in the 70s for highs. While there is a small risk for showers and storms on Saturday, most of the extended forecast looks quiet, dry and comfortable.

TONIGHT: Showers and storms likely late in the overnight, some may be strong to severe with damaging straight line winds. Lows near 70. Winds becoming southwest at 5 to 10 mph.

THURSDAY: Early morning showers and storms, then decreasing clouds, but still humid. Highs in the low to mid 80s. Winds northwest at 5 to 15 mph.

FRIDAY: Mostly sunny and less humid. Highs in the mid to upper 70s.

SATURDAY: Partly cloudy. Chance for showers and thunderstorms later in the day/evening with a brief rise in humidity. Highs in the upper 70s.

SUNDAY: Partly cloudy and comfortable. Highs in the middle 70s.

MONDAY: Partly cloudy and comfortable. Highs in the middle 70s.

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