Here’s regional and local radar. The first batch of showers has been weakening west of Chicago. There may be a shower or two left with that batch into Berrien Co. later this evening (after 9 pm), but most of us will stay dry through at least 2 am.
More storms are forming in Iowa, where there is a Tornado Watch until 3 am EDT. The heavier storms should move ESE, missing Michigan. Our best bet for rain will be south of G.R. around 5 to 9 am. There is a chance of heavier rain and a thunderstorm along or south of I-94, but only a chance. There’s also a chance that the bigger storms will all stay south in IL/IN. Rain amounts diminish as you go north of I-94. The Maranda Park Party at Lamar Park is still on – with free lunch for the kids – rides, games, giveaways, entertainment, ice cream, free stuff, prizes (a Chrome laptop, an RV vacation, tickets to Michigan’s Adventure and Cedar Point)…that’s Noon to 2 at Lamar Park in Wyoming.
Links: Here’s Grand Rapids radar and Northern Michigan radar, Milwaukee looping radar. Regional radar and the Updated GRR NWS Short Term Discussion. More links: Northern Indiana radar, Chicago radar, Detroit radar and Milwaukee radar.Here’s College of DuPage Radar Map (pick any radar in the U.S.), College of DuPage Grand Rapids radar, the West Michigan Lightning Tracker, National Lightning Tracker, the local warning/advisory map and the National warning/watch/advisory map, a surface weather map. You can checkout the latest Grand Rapids NWS discussion, the Northern Indiana NWS discussion (includes the Michigan Counties that border Indiana), the discussion for Northern Lower Michigan, and Eastern Lower Michigan. Here’s the Spyglass Condos Weather Station the S. Haven GLERL station, the Muskegon GLERL station, the Grand Haven Steelheaders webcam and weather station, and the weather station at Holland State Park. Check out the links to webcams. Here’s the infrared satellite loop (night) and the visible satellite loop (daytime), Lake Michigan water temperatures (summer). Here’s recent storm reports from SW Michigan, Northern Michigan, NE Illinois, SE. Wisconsin, Upper Michigan and E. Michigan. Check out the wind and wave height at the South Mid-Lake Michigan Buoy (Apr. to Nov. only), the North Mid-Lake Michigan Buoy (Apr. to Nov. only), the buoy at Big Sable Point near Ludington and the weather station on the beach at St. Joseph. Here’s Michigan wind gusts from MesoWest, data from the MAWN agricultural weather stations and Weather Underground (data at the bottom from private weather stations). Here’s the Consumers Energy Power Outage Map