Another powerful fall storm to bring rain, storms, strong wind gusts, and large waves
After a gorgeous fall weekend, another powerful fall storm system is set to impact the Midwest, Great Lakes and Ohio Valley Monday into Tuesday.It will bring a variety of impacts along with it, ranging from rain and even thunderstorms to strong wind gusts and falling temperatures. While it won't rain all day long, there will be periods of showers and perhaps a few thunderstorms from late Monday morning to early Monday evening. Any storms that move through could bring very strong wind gusts with them.
Even without thunderstorms, wind gusts could reach 35-45 mph on Monday.That could be enough to tip or blow over your trash can, Halloween decorations or lawn furniture. It may be difficult to drive high-profile vehicles at times when the winds are at their strongest.
Also of importance will be what the strong winds do to Lake Michigan. After experiencing one of the worst storms in years last Wednesday, lakeshore communities are once again set to see strong winds and large waves on Tuesday as the wind direction shifts.
The worst of the waves will be north of South Haven into West Central Michigan on Tuesday. That includes locations such as Saugatuck, Holland, Grand Haven, and Muskegon.Still, strong west-southwest winds with gusts upwards of 40 mph will bring waves of 5-8' along La Porte, Berrien and Van Buren County shores.
This could lead to addition beach and dune erosion, submerged piers and perhaps minor lakeshore flooding.
It will once again be breezy on Wednesday, but waves will drop below five feet.