Every morning, Allendale resident Ron Wright wakes up, then sends a weather update to a group of fellow weather enthusiasts in Ottawa County.
They watched it roll in, and with hurricane shutters in place and condos on either side of the one they were in, they were as prepared as they could be.
Much cooler weather begins today.
A beach hazards statement is in effect for Lake Michigan beaches from St. Joseph to Manistee through late Wednesday.
Another day in the 80s, then a shifting wind will bring cooler temps.
Area residents flocked to the lakes, beaches and ice cream stores as temperatures hit a record high along the lakeshore on Saturday.
The hot weather will continue through the weekend into early next week, with high temperatures through the weekend running in the upper 80s to low 90s.
Expect summer-like conditions today, the first day of autumn, with a high in the mid-80s.
It hit 90 at the Muskegon County Airport on Wednesday afternoon, a record high for Sept. 20.
Today: Areas of fog before 11 am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 79. South wind 5 to 9 mph.
La Nina in the Pacific Ocean could have an impact on Michigan’s weather this winter.
A 30 percent chance for showers and storms today.
A slight chance for rain later today, but a better chance late Monday and Tuesday.