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Stormy and muggy followed by a late July chill

Saturday Severe Weather Outlook
Saturday Severe Weather Outlook
SPC

A warm and muggy air mass returns to West Michigan this weekend before a couple of cold fronts bring storms and cooler air to the region.

Sunshine and Storms
Sunshine and Storms
Grand Rapids Weather Examiner

There’s only a slight chance for a few showers and thunderstorms Saturday but a better chance on Sunday and Sunday night. Heavy rain and frequent lightning are possible but no widespread severe weather is likely. The Storm Prediction Center has a slight risk and moderate risk for severe weather south of Michigan for today and across a small part of Southeast Michigan for Sunday. Gusty wind and small hail are the primary threats from the Sunday storms.

Review these safety tips before the storms arrive:
Thunderstorm and lightning safety rules
Flash flood/flood safety rules

Temperatures today will climb into the low 80s inland with cooler readings at the lakeshore. Dewpoint temperatures climb into the steamy 60s. After the cold fronts pass by a cooler and drier air mass returns for the start of next week with highs only in the upper 60s.

See the attached slideshow for more on the heat and storms.

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