Overnight: Partly cloudy and warm overnight. Fog may develop in locations that experienced rain. Lows in the middle 60s. Light winds.
Saturday: Partly sunny, hot and humid. An isolated thunderstorm can't be ruled out, but that chance is very low. Highs near 90 degrees. Wind: WNW 5-10 mph.
Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, warm, and muggy. Lows in the upper 60s. Wind: SW-S 5 mph.
Sunday: Morning showers then turning partly sunny, warm and humid. Scattered afternoon or late day thunderstorms develop, and a few storms may bring gusty winds or hail. Locally heavy rain is also likely. Highs in the middle 80s. Wind: S 10-20 mph.
Monday: Cloudy and cooler with numerous showers. A few thunderstorms are possible. Highs in the lower to middle 70s. Wind: SW-W 10-20 mph.
Tuesday: Mostly cloudy and continued cool with more showers. Highs in the lower 70s. Wind: NW 10-20 mph.
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Partly to mostly cloudy skies continue away from Lake Michigan tonight, which will help to limit our cooling overnight. After some patchy morning fog Saturday, we should see plenty of sunshine into the afternoon as temperatures soar to around 90 degrees. With minimal wind to mix the lower atmosphere, air quality alerts continue in our lakeshore counties and in Kent County. With green flags flying and water temperatures in the middle to upper 60s, the lakeshore will be a great place to beat the heat Saturday unless you're in the groups sensitive to the air quality alerts. While it's not that humid now, dew points crawl into the lower 60s Saturday then the middle 60s Sunday. This means it will also feel a little more sticky as well.
While a stray shower or thunderstorm is possible Saturday afternoon/evening, an incoming system initiates multiple thunderstorms Sunday afternoon. Sunday will probably play out as a period of showers in the early morning hours followed by a quick return to sticky sunshine. Thunderstorms then develop from late afternoon and beyond ahead of an approaching cold front. Severe weather looks more likely to our south, but a couple of strong storms are possible. If any storms were to overperform a bit, gusty winds and hail could be on the table.
Low pressure resides on top of the Mitten Monday before inching out over western Lake Erie Tuesday. Its close proximity should lead to widespread showers and a great chance at much needed rainfall. Right now, rainfall expectations for Sunday and Monday combined look be be at least 0.5 to 1 inch, with some likely surpassing 1 inch. Every drop is huge, as it begins to chip away our growing deficit. Sunshine and a warm-up start by the middle of next week. Long-range trends show cooler and dry weather for next weekend and into the Fourth of July.
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