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Severe Storms Loom Air Quality Plummets Over Western Michigan

Severe Storms Loom Air Quality Plummets Over Western Michigan

Severe Storms Loom Air Quality Plummets Over Western Michigan

Grand Rapids, MI – Western Michigan is gearing up for severe weather conditions today, with the potential for damaging winds and large hail.

According to the National Weather Service in Grand Rapids, thunderstorms are expected between 1 PM and 8 PM. The storms, likely to bring localized damaging winds, are forecast to dissipate around sunset.

Air quality in Grand Rapids has also deteriorated, with an Air Quality Index (AQI) of 161 classified as unhealthy. The primary pollutant is PM2.5, which poses significant health risks. Those with heart or lung disease, older adults, children, and teens are advised to limit strenuous outdoor activities.

Today’s weather forecast predicts temperatures ranging from 63°F in the morning to a high of 79°F in the afternoon. Thunderstorms have a 55% chance of occurring today. The weekend outlook shows temperatures in the low 60s on Saturday with partly cloudy skies and a high of 76°F. Sunday will see clearer skies and a high of 82°F, while Monday and Tuesday will bring more rain with highs in the low 80s.