GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — It’s going to be a busy weekend in terms of weather with dangerous heat, large waves and strong currents on Lake Michigan, and even some strong or severe storms possible over the next 48 hours.


Grand Rapids hit 90 degrees for the 13 time this year but it was the humidity that came with it that made it feel like a steamy, wet blanket on you. It felt like the hottest day in West Michigan with The heat index peaking at 99 degrees in Grand Rapids and many other communities.

It will remain humid Sunday but a cold front moving through will keep temperatures shy of 90.

Notice how dew points start to fall Sunday evening. Feel like readings will be in the upper 80s.


Wave heights built through the day Saturday and they will continue to be high Sunday. The shore line will be ripe for rip currents with 3-6 foot waves expected. The beach hazard statement will continue through Sunday evening.


Finally, there is a risk of some strong or severe thunderstorms. The best chance for thunderstorms will be late tonight into Sunday morning.

The Storm Prediction Center has the majority of the risk area northwest of Grand Rapids. As the line comes in Early Sunday morning strong wind gusts will be the main threat.

The rain showers and thunderstorms should exit West Michigan by midday Sunday. There will likely be some dry hours, then areas southeast of Grand Rapids will have a chance of more thunderstorms. The Storm Prediction Center has areas around and southeast of Grand Rapids in a low, marginal risk category for severe weather Sunday.

Outside of the severe thunderstorm threat rain will be heaviest north of Grand Rapids.

Pleasant, much less humid weather will return Monday.

Storm Team 8 is tracking the potential storms. Check back for updates on air and on throughout the weekend.



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