A warm and muggy air mass remains in place for the holiday weekend. Two cold fronts will push into the Great Lakes with showers and thunderstorms. Ahead of the first disturbances West Michigan will see scattered showers and thunderstorms on Saturday and Saturday evening. The Storm Prediction Center has a slight risk for severe weather most of Lower Michigan. The cloud cover from Saturday morning continues to diminish allowing for rapid heating and destabilizing. A few severe storms are possible with strong and damaging wind gusts as the primary threat.
There will be dangerous swimming conditions on Lake Michigan today with waves of 3-5 feet and possible rip currents.
Most of Sunday should be quiet with just a chance for a few isolated storms.
Labor Day is when the stronger cold front approaches. The Storm Prediction Center has a slight risk for severe weather across a small part of West Michigan. Damaging wind and heavy rainfall are the primary threats from the Monday storms.
Review these safety tips before the storms arrive:
Thunderstorm and lightning safety rules
Flash flood/flood safety rules
The oppressive humidity continues for the weekend with dewpoint temperatures in the upper 60s and low 70s.
See the attached slideshow for more on the swimming conditions and storms.
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