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Warmer and more humid Friday. Strong to severe storms Friday night. Chief Meteorologist Keith Thompson will be a great watch, as always, at 5!

Thursday Afternoon: Sunny to mostly sunny, and pleasant. Near 80 degrees. W-NW 10-15 mph.

Thursday Night: Mostly clear, and comfortable. Middle 50s. Light winds.

Friday: Mostly sunny in the morning then increasingly cloudy in the afternoon. Warmer, and more humid with thunderstorms developing after 7 p.m. Storms may contain damaging wind gusts, especially South Haven to Kalamazoo and southwest. Middle 80s. S 10-15 mph.

Friday Night: Thunderstorms with locally heavy rain and the potential for damaging wind gusts persist through 2 a.m. Saturday. Showers linger through sunrise. Lower 60s. S-SW 10-15 mph.

Saturday: A few sunrise showers then clouds break for sun, much cooler, and breezy. Middle 70s. W-NW 15-25 mph.

Sunday: Cloudy, and breezy with showers and thunderstorms developing after lunch. Middle 70s. SE-E 15-25 mph.

Memorial Day: Cloudy, cool, and breezy with scattered to numerous showers. Lower to middle 60sSW-NW 15-30 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).

Happy almost Friday! It is absolutely gorgeous outside, and we hope you get to spend as much time as possible outside this afternoon and this evening. Tonight is another comfortable sleeping night thanks to lows in the middle 50s, and that means more windows open weather. Friday starts sunny before clouds rapidly increase in the afternoon. There will be a surge in humidity as dew points rise to near 60 degrees or a touch higher. This before a line of thunderstorms races of Wisconsin and Illinois from late afternoon through early evening. The leading edge could bring damaging wind gusts to West Michigan in a window from 8 p.m. through 2 a.m. Saturday morning. South Haven to Kalamazoo and southward to the MI/IN line are under a 15% risk of damaging wind gusts. A 5% risk of large hail exists throughout West Michigan, and that is also a possibility. Storms will be capable of locally heavy rain, which means somewhere between 1″ and 2″.

A couple of showers may linger Saturday morning. After that, we’re trending sunny, cooler, and breezy. Highs will be just about where they should be for late May, and that’s in the middle 70s. Showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop Sunday; they could develop anywhere between midday and late afternoon. Rain would continue Sunday night with showers lingering into Monday. Shower coverage is up for debate, but if the current low pressure track holds, showers are a good bet pretty much throughout Memorial Day. We know it will be cool for your Memorial Day Holiday with temperatures in the 60s. We’re forecasting middle 60s, but that by may be too warm. Without question, most of Friday and most of Saturday are the best parts of the long Holiday.

Have a great afternoon and a safe evening commute! Please join Chief Meteorologist Keith Thompson at 5!

~Meteorologist Jeff Porter

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