Storm Team 8 Forecast: Daybreak 050923
The morning weather forecast for West Michigan on Tuesday, May 9, 2023, looks promising.
The sunrise is beautiful, and West Michigan is expected to enjoy a calm and sunny start to the day.
Clear skies and light winds will allow temperatures to drop to cool readings in the 40s.
However, there may be patches of fog in some areas, particularly in northwestern Allegan County.
Yesterday, the clouds moved in and scattered rain showers brought cooler temperatures, with highs only reaching 61 degrees.
Today, it is anticipated that most of the region will reach at least 70 degrees, if not a touch above, with sunshine persisting through Thursday.
The temperature trend shows gradual warming conditions, with highs in the mid-70s tomorrow and upper 70s to near 80 on Thursday.
These forecasted high temperatures might even be a little too conservative as it could get even warmer.
Overall, the next few days will remain dry, with rain chances increasing later in the week and into the weekend.
Although it won’t be a washout, there will be a few isolated rain showers.
The best chance for rain is expected on Sunday, which unfortunately coincides with Mother’s Day.
So, it might be wise to have an indoor option planned for any Sunday activities.
High pressure will bring sunshine for the next couple of days, but cooler air will return towards the end of the weekend and early next week.
This will bring active weather and temperatures back into the upper 60s, which is more typical for this time of year.
As for the morning commute, drivers are currently experiencing clear and dry conditions, with no significant weather-related issues.
Freeways in and around the downtown Grand Rapids area, including I-96, US-131, and M-6, are crash-free and traffic is flowing smoothly.
The same applies to the Holland and Zeeland areas, where eastbound and westbound travel on I-196 and US-31 is unimpeded.
In other news, the next big thing for Grand Rapids is progressing closer to realization.