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Heavy Rain, Heat and Beach Hazards

Several weather threats exist the next couple days. Strong winds into this evening could bring downed trees and power lines across central Lower Michigan. Occasional heavy downpours could cause localized flooding through Saturday. Hot and humid weather on Friday and Saturday will bring the threat of heat stroke. Dangerous swimming conditions on Lake Michigan are expected on Friday. Read More >

Periodic thunderstorms today and tonight could bring gusty winds, torrential rainfall, and dangerous lightning.
Heat and humidity will build for the end of the week. Multiple days of hot temperatures and warm, muggy nights will increase stress on the body. Drink plenty of water and try to limit your time outdoors.
Thunderstorms with heavy rainfall are possible tonight after midnight (and possibly close to sunrise Friday). The main risks would be frequent cloud to ground lightning and heavy rainfall.
It’ll certainly be hot enough for a beach day today and tomorrow, but be especially cautious! Hazardous swimming conditions are expected today and Friday especially for beaches from Holland northwards due to large waves and strong currents. Given the high water levels on the Great Lakes now, it won’t take much for water to overtop piers! When waves begin to increase, so does the threat for dangerous currents. NEVER underestimate the strength of rip currents in the Great Lakes!