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Strong Thunderstorms Possible for Portions of the Great Lake States

Storms over the Great Lake States may contain heavy rain and strong winds. More thunderstorms are possible over the Desert Southwest and central Plains. High fire danger continues in the Great Basin. Very warm and humid conditions continue across the south, southeast and mid-Atlantic states.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Grand Rapids, Gerald R. Ford International Airport (KGRR)

Lat: 42.88°NLon: 85.52°WElev: 794ft.

Fog/Mist

20°C

68°F

Humidity 96%
Wind Speed SW 9 km/h
Barometer 29.94 in (1013.4 mb)
Dewpoint 19°C (67°F)
Visibility 8 km
Last update 4 Sep 2:53 am EDT
Extended Forecast for

Grand Rapids MI

  • Overnight

    Overnight: Patchy dense fog.  Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 20. Calm wind.

    Patchy Dense
    Fog

    Low: 20 °C

  • Friday

    Friday: A chance of showers between 11am and 2pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm.  Patchy dense fog before 11am.  Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 27. West southwest wind 8 to 11 km/h.  Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Chance
    Showers and
    Patchy Dense
    Fog then
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 27 °C

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18. West wind 5 to 8 km/h becoming calm  in the evening.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 18 °C

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 30. Light and variable wind becoming west southwest 9 to 14 km/h in the afternoon.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 30 °C

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Patchy fog after 2am.  Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 21. West wind 5 to 10 km/h becoming south in the evening.

    Partly Cloudy
    then Patchy
    Fog

    Low: 21 °C

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Patchy fog before 8am.  Otherwise, mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 32.

    Patchy Fog
    then Mostly
    Sunny

    High: 32 °C

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 21.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 21 °C

  • Labor
    Day

    Labor Day: A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 30.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 30 °C

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 19 °C

Detailed Forecast

Overnight
Patchy dense fog. Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 20. Calm wind.
Friday
A chance of showers between 11am and 2pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Patchy dense fog before 11am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 27. West southwest wind 8 to 11 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Friday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18. West wind 5 to 8 km/h becoming calm in the evening.
Saturday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 30. Light and variable wind becoming west southwest 9 to 14 km/h in the afternoon.
Saturday Night
Patchy fog after 2am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 21. West wind 5 to 10 km/h becoming south in the evening.
Sunday
Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 32.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 21.
Labor Day
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 30.
Monday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19.
Tuesday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 27.
Tuesday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18.
Wednesday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 24.
Wednesday Night
A slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 14.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 23.
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Point Forecast:
Grand Rapids MI
 42.96°N 85.67°W (Elev. 189 m)
3:03 am EDT Sep 4, 2015
3am EDT Sep 4, 2015-6pm EDT Sep 10, 2015
 
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