Ready for round 3? More storms expected in W. MI

posted by 24 Hour News 8 - 

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — What may be the most active storm system of the summer could end with a bang Tuesday night, as round three of storms move into West Michigan.

Skies  will continue to clear Tuesday afternoon. The additional sunshine  combined with moisture in the atmosphere is expected propel temperatures  into the 80s, fueling more strong thunderstorms.

Like Monday  night, the storms will likely develop in Wisconsin in the late afternoon  before rolling onto West Michigan’s shores sometime between mid-evening  and 11 p.m.

West Michigan’s risk of a severe storm is “enhanced”,  with strong winds as the primary threat. Storm Team 8 says that means  there is a 30 percent chance of seeing a strong wind gust of 60 mph  within 25 miles of a given point.

A second round of storms could move through southwest Michigan late Tuesday into early Wednesday.

Storm  Team 8 meteorologist Matt Kirkwood ays when all is said and done, some  areas of West Michigan could get an additional 1 inch to 3 inches of  rainfall, leading to a Flood Watch for much of West Michigan until 8  a.m. Wednesday.

A Beach Hazard Statement is already in effect for beaches lining Lake Michigan. Red flags are  again flying from Manistee to South Haven, to warn swimmers of the  higher risk of rip currents and waves of 4 to 8 feet.

After the  storms move out, humidity levels should drop and cooler temperatures  should set in, with pleasant conditions expected for Thursday and  Friday.

Storm Team 8 is monitoring the conditions and will track the storms as the form. Get updates on woodtv.com and on the free Storm Team 8 weather app throughout the day and tune into 24 Hour News 8 beginning at 5 p.m. for team coverage of the storms.

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