Warm weather cranks up further, record weekend highs likely

Posted at 1:08 AM, Nov 05, 2020

WEST MICHIGAN — Incredible weather has been with us the past couple of days with unlimited sunshine and temperatures as warm as the mid 60s on Tuesday and the low 70s on Wednesday. We did not log record highs but in some cases we were just a few degrees off record highs on Wednesday.

With clouds expected to be around Thursday morning and early afternoon, we take a step a back with the numbers, though it will still be quite mild.

Friday brings back mostly sunny skies and warmer temperatures once again likely headed for the upper 60s to near 70 degrees. Record highs will not be reached but we will be setting the stage for an even warmer Saturday and Sunday.

Saturday shakes out sunny from start to finish and overall should be a very similar day to what we experienced on Tuesday with highs in the lower 70s. This will likely be enough to topple some old standing records. The current forecast has afternoon highs on Saturday of 72, 73, and 71 degrees in Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, and Muskegon respectively. If this plays out as such, we would break records in Grand Rapids and Muskegon.

Though some clouds are anticipated to be in the mix on Sunday, the temperature pattern across West Michigan looks to be a repeat performance of Saturday, perhaps even a bit warmer. Once again, records are in jeopardy.

With windier conditions developing on Monday we have a shot to see the warmest temps of the recent warm spell. The mercury can climb as high as the middle 70s. Once again, records can be broken.