Ty Shesky is the Weekday Meteorologist for the Midday News and 4:00pm and 5:00pm. He is a Yooper from Marquette, Michigan.

Recent Articles
  • More snow tonight for some

    WEST MICHIGAN — Although most of us will just have to watch out for a few flurries and light snow showers at times through tomorrow morning, a few of us will have to watch for occasional bursts of heavier snow with some additional accumulation possible. A northwest flow off Lake Michigan could produce a band or two of more significant snowfall this evening through early tomorrow morning. Here’s a look at the band of snow Future Track HD depicts right […]

  • Lake Effect coming into play tonight

    WEST MICHIGAN — For the first time this season, Lake Michigan may well get involved with precipitation generated by cool air coming across the relatively warm waters of the lake. However, we won’t be talking about snow in this case. Instead, we could see a few lake effect rain showers across parts of the area. Temperatures aloft — about 4,000 to 5,000 feet above the surface — will drop into the middle to upper 30s tonight while air temperatures at […]

  • Dangerous beach and boating conditions on Wednesday

    WEST MICHIGAN– Another rough day on the waters of Lake Michigan can be anticipated here on Wednesday. A Lakeshore Flood Advisory is in effect until 8 P.M. for communities right along the Lake Michigan shoreline. A Lakeshore Flood Advisory indicates that onshore winds can generate flooding of low areas along the lakeshore. Large waves will cause beach and dune erosion. Flooding of low lying areas may occur along the shore and in river mouths of lakeshore towns. A Small Craft […]

  • Rain possible Sunday, storms expected Monday night

    WEST MICHIGAN — A few isolated afternoon showers and thunderstorms are possible later this afternoon and evening, but there is a better chance of showers and thunderstorms in the forecast for Monday night as a stronger cold front moves through. Right now, we have a weak cold front nearly stalled out over the area. This front could help trigger some isolated showers and thunderstorms late this afternoon into this evening. The best chance of thunderstorms later today will be away […]

  • Summer officially begins on Friday

    WEST MICHIGAN — The first day of summer is almost here. Although it may feel like spring with temperatures that have generally been below average across the area, the summer solstice occurs late Friday morning here across the FOX 17 viewing area. This is the day of the year when we get our greatest amount of daylight in the northern hemisphere, and the sun shines directly over the Tropic of Cancer (at 23.5° N latitude) which gives the strongest mid-day […]

  • Grand Rapids finally hits 80 degrees

    WEST MICHIGAN — It’s been a rather cool spring and early summer here in the Grand Rapids area. Temperatures for the month of May averaged 1.7° below normal, and are so far running 1.4° below normal for the month of June. Furthermore, it’s been a long wait to reach our first 80 degree day of the season. Normally, our first 80° reading happens sometime in late April or early May. However, that milestone is being reached today for the first […]

  • Mother’s Day Weekend looks cool & damp

    WEST MICHIGAN — After a wet week with plenty of ups and downs in temperatures, the weekend forecast is looking only slightly better. It appears that we’ll enjoy a couple of dry days, but showers could return on Mother’s Day as an upper level low slides in from the northwest. In the meantime, we’re tracking a cold front that will bring another chance of showers and thunderstorms ahead of it for Thursday afternoon. Here’s a look at where that front […]

  • Here we go again: One more round of snow coming

    Right when we thought ( and were hoping ) the snow season was over, here comes another system looking to deposit some more accumulating snow. After a couple days of fantastic weather Wednesday and Thursday under plentiful sunshine and temps well into the 60s to near 70 degrees, the weather looks to change dramatically over this coming weekend. An area of low pressure developing in the central plains states will pass across Iowa and into northern Indiana and Ohio overnight […]

  • Red Flag Warning issued for fire danger on Monday

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for most of West Michigan for critical fire danger. The warning is in effect until 8:00 p.m. Monday evening. Temperatures will rise into the 70s and possibly 80° later Monday. Strong southerly winds with gusts of up to 30 mph and low humidity levels are contributing to the danger. Here is a look at forecast wind speeds and gusts for later Monday afternoon: And these wind […]

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