Strong storms hit West Michigan tonight

Severe thunderstorms develop from dinner time until late evening across West Michigan.

Although this is not a case of severe weather, the Storm Prediction Center maintains a 5% chance of damaging wind gusts and large hail.

With cooler air moving upstairs into the atmosphere and an incoming front, we have enough ingredients for a few strong to severe storms.

According to the Storm Prediction Center: “Weak-top convection will be possible late this afternoon through late evening from northern Illinois/southeastern Wisconsin to lower Michigan. Stronger storms could result in a localized marginal threat of hail and damaging wind. »

A round of rain is currently missing from Mitten to the south while clouds control about 2/3 of the Lower Peninsula. Any solar break would help amplify our risk of severe weather.

The worry window closes late in the evening. Much colder air rushes into West Michigan with temperatures struggling to get out of the 40s on Wednesday, April 25, 2024.

Our next warm-up is Friday, as are our next storm chances:

  • late Friday
  • Saturday morning
  • Sunday afternoon

An increase in relative humidity is contributing to the development of storms this weekend. If the storms stay away or we end up with more sunshine than currently expected, our first 80s of the year are likely.

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