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Rainy through the evening; Wind Advisory for Friday gusts to 50 mph; Keith is LIVE at 9, 10, and 11

Tonight: Numerous showers, chilly, and windy. Middle 40s. NNW-NW 15-30 mph.

Tomorrow: Wind Advisory! Showers taper off from late morning through early afternoon from west to east. Clouds may break for late day sun. Lower 50s. NW 20-30 mph with 40-45 mph gusts.

Tomorrow Night: Quick clearing, colder, and breezy. Upper 30s. NW 15-25 mph.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, much warmer, and breezy. Near 60 degrees. NW 15-25 mph.

Sunday: A few, early morning showers or thunderstorms, especially near and north of I-96, partly sunny skies turn mostly sunny, and even warmer. Middle 70s. SW-NW 10-15 mph.

Monday: Partly sunny, and gorgeous. Middle 70s. E-SE 10-15 mph.

You can always connect with the Weather Alert Network Team on Facebook (Keith Thompson, Jeff Porter, Will Haenni, Collin Rogers), Twitter (@weathermankeith, @jeffporterwx, @WillWWMT, @Collin_wwmt), and Instagram (@weathermankeith, @jeffporterwx, @WillWWMT).


Good evening, West Michigan!! Rain has underperformed forecast totals because the track of the rainmaking disturbance has been a little further east than anticipated. Even so, we’ll continue to have steady rain over much of the area through the evening and overnight. Thunder is no longer of concern as we remain on the cool side of the system.

As the low pressure departs the state Friday, strong wind will build. We’re already seeing gusts in the 20 mph range from the northeast. They’ll top out around 25-30 mph later today but coming from a more north-northwesterly direction. Showers fill back in tonight on the western side of the storm, setting up a wet Thursday night and Friday morning. A significant tapering off of showers transpires from mid to late morning Friday. The overarching story Friday is the wind: northwesterly gusts of 40-45 mph are legit. A few 50 mph gusts cannot be ignored. With a wet ground, some branches, limbs may come down. That’s the reason behind a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY that has been issued for all of West Michigan through Friday.

It’s a stellar weekend in just about every regard. Sunshine dominates Saturday as we rise to near 60 degrees. It will be breezy, nothing like Friday. We’re still watching for a handful of showers and storms Saturday night and early Sunday, especially near and north of I-96. Otherwise, Sunday features a another huge warm-up with partly sunny skies. Middle 70s should be repeatable Sunday and Monday. Thunderstorms and a lot of wind pivot into the Mitten Tuesday in the vicinity of a warm front. We’ll have to watch for some stronger storms. We have 3rd and final round coverage of the Masters on News Channel 3 Saturday and Sunday. Hooray!

Chief Meteorologist Keith Thompson is tracking the rain and updates on a windy Friday and super-sunny weekend/ Catch his LIVE updates at 9 on Facebook, 10 on ARC West Michigan, and 11 on News Channel 3.

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