GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — After record-breaking rainfall moved into West Michigan last weekend, the active pattern continues this weekend.

Showers and thunderstorms look likely Saturday afternoon through Sunday. While the severe threat remains low, heavy rainfall is likely. This will mark the third weekend in a row that Grand Rapids has seen measurable rain.

If you happen to catch a break in the rain this weekend, overall beach conditions will be calm.


The weekend kicks off with plenty of sunshine and temperatures peaking near 80 today. Great news is that all water temperatures have gone up. Winds will be calm out of the south-southwest at 10 to 20 knots. Waves may reach up to 3 feet at times especially from Grand Haven to the north where yellow flags are flying.

A cold front will begin to near West Michigan Saturday morning. A few isolated showers will be possible, but storms will pick up during the afternoon and evening. That being said, winds will come out of the south at 5 to 15 knots to feed in moisture. Waves will be calm at zero to 1 foot. While there may be some sunshine, it will be a gloomy day overall.

By Sunday, expect ongoing showers under mostly cloudy skies. Temperatures will plummet with highs in the low 70s. It will certainly not be a good beach day.


Dry conditions and sunshine return by Monday. Temperatures will rise back low to mid 80s for highs. These temperatures are near to slightly above normal for this time of the year.

The Lake Michigan Beach and Boating forecast is sponsored by Michigan State University Federal Credit Union and Serra Honda Grandville.