Breaking the heat wave may require some strong storms

Katrina Barker
Июля 24, 2017

Thunderstorms are expected to cross Lake Michigan after 4 a.m. Thursday, moving across the Lower Peninsula during the morning hours. The peak rain chances will be in the afternoon hours and some storms could be very strong, with wind gusts over 40 mph and lots of lightning.

Wednesday will see the heat return with a high of 97 degrees and a sunny day. Opening the windows tonight won't be a big help once the temperatures cool off. Although, with scattered showers and thunderstorms lingering overnight, it won't be a good idea to open the windows anyways.

The big weather story is the heat for one more day before a cold front brings scattered storms late this afternoon through tomorrow morning and 'cooler' temperatures tomorrow.

The mugginess continues, especially when you factor in light winds out of the east at 5 mph.

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As far as rain relief, the chances are small today. Outside of the advisory area, the heat index will still be near or above 100°. That's why there's a SLIGHT RISK for severe storms (yellow shading) in those areas today because of a complex of storms that could roll into those areas by early evening...packing damaging wind & hail.

Tuesday.Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and storms possible.

TROPICS: A weak wave is in the middle of the Atlantic between the Lesser Antilles and the coast of Africa, but development is not expected due to dry air.

Saturday.Partly cloudy with a chance for a few storms.

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