SUNRISE 6:18 a.m.
SUNSET 9:17 p.m.
WHAT WE’RE TRACKING
Hot and Humid Week
Occasional Showers, Storms
Cooler, Less Humid Beyond the Weekend
EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING Ottawa, Kent Ionia counties and all counties to the south.
EXCESSIVE HEAT ADVISORY Muskegon, Newaygo, Montcalm counties and counties to the north.
BEACH HAZARD: For beaches from Holland north today through Friday evening for strong currents and big waves. Small craft advisory as well.
TODAY Showers and thunderstorms will rumble through around mid afternoon through early afternoon. This will initially keep temperatures down but once they move, fizzle out the heat will resume with temperatures soaring into the low 90s. Peak heat index readings will be in the mid to upper 90s.
TONIGHT It will be one of the warmest nights of the year. More showers and thunderstorms will develop with the potential of heavy rain possible. Lows will remain in the mid 70s.
LOOKING AHEAD Friday, and Saturday look to be the hottest days, with temperatures in the low to mid 90s. Heat index values will exceed 100 Friday and possibly Saturday. Almost every day will have the chance of a shower or storm. A cold front moving through Saturday night will put an end to the heat wave by Sunday with pleasant conditions expected the following week.
Check out Bill’s Blog: There’s more on the long-range outlook.