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Active weather from Northern Rockies to Upper Midwest

A storm system in the northern U.S. will bring a variety of weather across several states from the Northern Rockies to the Upper Midwest on Saturday. Several inches of early-season snow are forecast in the higher elevations of Idaho and western Montana. Locally-heavy rain will accompany strong thunderstorms in the northern Plains and Upper Midwest.
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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

69°F

21°C

Humidity 96%
Wind Speed Calm
Barometer 30.12 in (1019.7 mb)
Dewpoint 68°F (20°C)
Visibility 3.00 mi
Last update 5 Sep 9:53 am EDT
Extended Forecast for

Grand Rapids MI

  • Today

    Today: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Areas of dense fog before 11am.  Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 86. West southwest wind 5 to 7 mph.

    Chance
    T-storms and
    Areas Dense
    Fog

    High: 86 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 9pm.  Patchy dense fog after 3am.  Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 70. West northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm  in the evening.

    Chance
    T-storms then
    Patchy Dense
    Fog

    Low: 70 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Patchy dense fog before 9am.  Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 89. Heat index values as high as 95. Light south wind becoming west southwest 5 to 10 mph in the morning.

    Patchy Dense
    Fog then
    Mostly Sunny

    High: 89 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. South wind 5 to 7 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 70 °F

  • Labor
    Day

    Labor Day: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3pm.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. South wind around 7 mph.

    Mostly Sunny
    then Chance
    T-storms

    High: 86 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 9pm, then a chance of rain and thunderstorms after 9pm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

    Heavy Rain

    Low: 67 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Rain and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 9am. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain.  Cloudy, with a high near 79. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

    Heavy Rain

    High: 79 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Rain and thunderstorms likely. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63.

    Heavy Rain

    Low: 63 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Rain and thunderstorms likely before 9am, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 9am. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 77.

    Heavy Rain

    High: 77 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Areas of dense fog before 11am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 86. West southwest wind 5 to 7 mph.
Tonight
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 9pm. Patchy dense fog after 3am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 70. West northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Sunday
Patchy dense fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 89. Heat index values as high as 95. Light south wind becoming west southwest 5 to 10 mph in the morning.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. South wind 5 to 7 mph.
Labor Day
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. South wind around 7 mph.
Monday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 9pm, then a chance of rain and thunderstorms after 9pm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Tuesday
Rain and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 9am. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Cloudy, with a high near 79. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Tuesday Night
Rain and thunderstorms likely. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63.
Wednesday
Rain and thunderstorms likely before 9am, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 9am. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Mostly sunny, with a high near 77.
Wednesday Night
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 58.
Thursday
A slight chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 76.
Thursday Night
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 57.
Friday
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 72.
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Point Forecast:
Grand Rapids MI
 42.96°N 85.67°W (Elev. 620 ft)
9:03 am EDT Sep 5, 2015
10am EDT Sep 5, 2015-6pm EDT Sep 11, 2015
 
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