Monday began with sunny skies, but storms have been developing to the west and are advancing quickly into West Michigan. They should start arriving this afternoon. According to WZZM-13, models suggest that the atmosphere will be unstable with abundant moisture by Monday afternoon, meaning storms will have a favorable environment to grow.

The NOAA Storm Prediction Center has most of Lower Michigan in the 'enhanced risk' area (orange) which means several thunderstorms could reach severe levels.

Threats from this round of thunderstorms include damaging wind, hail, lightning, isolated tornadoes, and brief heavy downpours. Thunderstorms reach severe criteria when winds are at least 58 mph, hail is one inch in diameter, or a tornado is produced.