Heavy Lake Effect Snow and Bitterly Cold Temperatures

A bitterly cold airmass will settle over much of the central and eastern U.S over the next several days. Well below normal temperatures and cold wind chills will be common. In addition, heavy lake effect snow will be possible especially downwind of Lakes Erie and Ontario, where up to one foot of additional snow is forecast by Sunday morning.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

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

Lat: 42.96°NLon: -85.67°WElev: 794ft.

Mostly Cloudy

15°F

-9°C

Humidity 53%
Wind Speed NW 15 mph
Barometer 30.44 in (1032.6 mb)
Dewpoint 1°F (-17°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill0°F (-18°C)
Last update 13 Feb 3:53 pm EST
Extended Forecast for

Grand Rapids MI

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: A 50 percent chance of snow showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 16. Northwest wind around 11 mph.

    Chance Snow
    Showers

    High: 16 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A 50 percent chance of snow showers before 2am.  Partly cloudy, with a low around -1. Northwest wind 5 to 8 mph becoming calm  in the evening.

    Chance Snow
    Showers

    Low: -1 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A 30 percent chance of snow showers, mainly after 2pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 20. Wind chill values as low as -7. Light south southeast wind becoming southeast 6 to 11 mph in the morning.

    Chance Snow
    Showers

    High: 20 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Snow showers likely, mainly after 8pm.  Cloudy, with a low around 16. Southeast wind 7 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.

    Snow Showers
    Likely

    Low: 16 °F

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: Snow showers likely, mainly before 8am.  Cloudy, with a high near 32. South southeast wind 7 to 10 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.

    Snow Showers
    Likely

    High: 32 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A chance of snow showers before 8pm, then a slight chance of snow after 8pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Chance Snow
    Showers

    Low: 23 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A 20 percent chance of snow.  Partly sunny, with a high near 35.

    Slight Chance
    Snow

    High: 35 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: A slight chance of snow before 8pm, then a chance of snow showers after 8pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21.

    Chance Snow
    Showers

    Low: 21 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: A chance of snow showers, mainly before 8am.  Partly sunny, with a high near 28.

    Chance Snow
    Showers

    High: 28 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
A 50 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 16. Northwest wind around 11 mph.
Tonight
A 50 percent chance of snow showers before 2am. Partly cloudy, with a low around -1. Northwest wind 5 to 8 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Sunday
A 30 percent chance of snow showers, mainly after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 20. Wind chill values as low as -7. Light south southeast wind becoming southeast 6 to 11 mph in the morning.
Sunday Night
Snow showers likely, mainly after 8pm. Cloudy, with a low around 16. Southeast wind 7 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.
Washington's Birthday
Snow showers likely, mainly before 8am. Cloudy, with a high near 32. South southeast wind 7 to 10 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.
Monday Night
A chance of snow showers before 8pm, then a slight chance of snow after 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Tuesday
A 20 percent chance of snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 35.
Tuesday Night
A slight chance of snow before 8pm, then a chance of snow showers after 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21.
Wednesday
A chance of snow showers, mainly before 8am. Partly sunny, with a high near 28.
Wednesday Night
A slight chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 16.
Thursday
A slight chance of snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 33.
Thursday Night
A chance of snow and freezing rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27.
Friday
A chance of rain, snow, and freezing rain. Cloudy, with a high near 45.
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Point Forecast:
Grand Rapids MI
 42.96°N 85.67°W (Elev. 620 ft)
3:03 pm EST Feb 13, 2016
4pm EST Feb 13, 2016-6pm EST Feb 19, 2016
 
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