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Heat continues across parts of central, eastern U.S.

Higher-than-normal temperatures will continue across parts of the central and eastern U.S. on Thursday with afternoon highs reaching 20-25 degrees above normal for some locations. One of the warmest areas will be the northern Plains, where high temperatures could reach 100 degrees. Remember to limit time spent outside during excessive heat and take proper precautions to avoid heat-related illness.
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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.

Mostly Cloudy

82°F

28°C

Humidity 72%
Wind Speed W 14 mph
Barometer 29.89 in (1011.4 mb)
Dewpoint 72°F (22°C)
Visibility 8.00 mi
Heat Index87°F (31°C)
Last update 3 Sep 4:53 pm EDT
Extended Forecast for

Grand Rapids MI

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 83. South wind around 6 mph.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 83 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 2am.  Areas of fog after 2am.  Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. Light and variable wind.

    Chance
    T-storms and
    Areas Fog

    Low: 66 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 8am.  Areas of fog before 8am.  Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 81. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon.

    Chance
    T-storms and
    Areas Fog

    High: 81 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. Light and variable wind.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 65 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 85. South southwest wind 3 to 6 mph.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 85 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 68.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 68 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 87.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 87 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 71.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 71 °F

  • Labor
    Day

    Labor Day: A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 85.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 85 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 83. South wind around 6 mph.
Tonight
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 2am. Areas of fog after 2am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. Light and variable wind.
Friday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 8am. Areas of fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 81. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Friday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. Light and variable wind.
Saturday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 85. South southwest wind 3 to 6 mph.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 68.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 87.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 71.
Labor Day
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 85.
Monday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65.
Tuesday
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 80.
Tuesday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65.
Wednesday
A slight chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 75.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 56.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 73.
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Point Forecast:
Grand Rapids MI
 42.96°N 85.67°W (Elev. 620 ft)
5:03 pm EDT Sep 3, 2015
5pm EDT Sep 3, 2015-6pm EDT Sep 10, 2015
 
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