Storm Team 8 Meteorologists expect this summer to be very much like the one in 2003. Nicely warm to start, then hot toward the end. We've had a lot of rain this year, and the water is still in the ground. The June sun will have to evaporate all of that before it can start warming the air.
Lake Michigan waters are still cold, so any low-level thunderstorms generally will have the energy sucked out of them moving across from Wisconsin. But, Lake Michigan water levels are more than a foot higher than the long term average (although NOT at record levels). Still that means rip currents could be more dangerous and there is less beach in front of lake-side cottages
Source: WOOD Radio