Tonight's Forecast: Storm chances increase

Wet weather at times through Friday
Posted at 10:56 PM, Jul 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-14 22:22:18-04

LANSING, Mich. — Thunderstorm chances will increase this evening, especially for locations near and northwest of Grand Rapids. A batch of thunderstorms in Wisconsin will weaken as it moves across Lake Michigan but may retain enough strength for gusty winds along the lakeshore, especially north of I-96. There will be another chance for weakening thunderstorms early tomorrow morning (pre-dawn) as temps hold near 70 and humidity remains very high. Thursday afternoon storms will develop again, just ahead of the front. Exactly where these develop and how strong they are is highly dependent on the way storms trend tonight. However, locations southeast of Grand Rapids likely stand the best threat to see stronger storms. By Friday, the threat for severe weather is over, but wet weather will try to linger as an area of low pressure moves along the slow-moving front. At this point the weekend still looks dry and less humid.

TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and storms. Marginally severe wind gusts may occur, especially near the Lake Michigan shoreline. Lows are near 70 and it stays very humid. Winds south at 5 to 15 mph.

THURSDAY: Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and storms. Some storms during the afternoon may approach severe criteria with the biggest threat being wind gusts to 58 mph or higher. Humid with highs in the upper 70s. Winds southwest at 10 to 15 mph.

FRIDAY: Cloudy with rain likely for locations south of I-96, scattered showers farther north. Highs in the mid 70s.

SATURDAY: Partly cloudy. Highs in the low 80s.

SUNDAY: Partly cloudy. Highs in the low 80s.

MONDAY: Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 80s.

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