AFTERNOON
Increasing clouds
Pleasant
HIGH:  Low to mid 80s inland (cooler lakeshore)
WINDS: S-SW  increasing 10-15 mph

SUNRISE  6:11 a.m.
SUNSET   9:09 p.m.

WHAT WE’RE TRACKING
Increasing clouds
Chance of a Shower or T-Storm Wednesday through Weekend
More Humid Air Arriving Wednesday

TODAY   Widespread sunshine will gradually give way to more clouds later this afternoon and evening. Highs will peak in the low to perhaps mid 80s, but once again temps. will hold in the mid 60s & 70s at the Lake Michigan shore especially from Muskegon northward with a southwest wind increasing 10-15 mph.

TONIGHT  The threat of rain appears rather minor tonight (20%) with partly cloudy skies. It will be the warmest night of the year so far with lows near 60.

WEDNESDAY-MONDAY   We enter a doldrums, a tropical pattern that’s more typical of early-mid August with very little day-to-day change.  It’ll be warm and increasingly humid with a daily chance of a shower or t-storm.  While we have to keep a chance of a shower or storm in the forecast each day, not everyone will see rain on a given day, and roughly 90% of the day it will not be raining.  It will continue to be cooler during the afternoon at the Lake Michigan shoreline and winds will be light south-southwest most of the time.  The odds of a severe storm are not impossible, but the better bet is that severe weather will generally remain to our west and southwest. The current forecast models hint at the best chance of rain in the near term will be Wednesday night.

Check out Bill’s Blog.  Bill has the long-range outlook into and beyond the Memorial Day Weekend, a place where the temp. was 89 and the bay was still ice-covered, and you can check out links to the polar bear cam and the Land of the MIdnight Sun.

Grand Rapids, MI Extended Forecast 24 Tue Partly Cloudy 84° / 55° F precip: 20% 25 Wed chance shower or storm 82° / 62° F precip: 60% 26 Thu Scattered Thunderstorms 85° / 66° F precip: 60% 27 Fri Scattered Thunderstorms 84° / 67° F precip: 60% 28 Sat Thunderstorms 84° / 67° F precip: 60% 29 Sun Scattered Thunderstorms 84° / 67° F precip: 40% 30 Mon Chc. shower or storm 83° / 62° F precip: 30% Holland, MI Extended Forecast 24 Tue Partly Cloudy 78° / 57° F precip: 20% 25 Wed chance shower or storm 82° / 62° F precip: 70% 26 Thu Scattered Thunderstorms 78° / 62° F precip: 70% 27 Fri Showers 78° / 58° F precip: 50% 28 Sat Scattered Thunderstorms 76° / 58° F precip: 50% 29 Sun Partly Cloudy 78° / 60° F precip: 25% 30 Mon AM Showers 79° / 58° F precip: 30% Kalamazoo, MI Extended Forecast 24 Tue Partly Cloudy 84° / 55° F precip: 20% 25 Wed chance shower or storm 82° / 62° F precip: 60% 26 Thu Scattered Thunderstorms 85° / 66° F precip: 60% 27 Fri Scattered Thunderstorms 84° / 67° F precip: 60% 28 Sat Thunderstorms 84° / 67° F precip: 60% 29 Sun Scattered Thunderstorms 84° / 67° F precip: 40% 30 Mon Chc. shower or storm 83° / 62° F precip: 30% function setWXMapHeight( height ) { var el = document.getElementById( 'maxmap-iframe' ); if ( ! height ) { height = el.contentWindow.document.body.scrollHeight; } el.height = height + "px"; } function getWXMapData() { return {"cid":930205013,"data":{"scriptId":"wxMap","templateId":"0011","memberId":"1289","mapId":"0020","menuItems":"1101,0001","latitude":"42.97","longitude":"-85.673","zoomLevel":6,"opacity":0.6,"persistOpacity":"false"}}; } Grand RapidsLakeshore ForecastKalamazoo Forecast8 Day ForecastDay PlannerFuturecastSW Mich ForecastSE Mich ForecastNorthern Mich ForecastWestern UP Forecast