Strong winds and wintry weather for Northern Plains, Upper Midwest

A powerful storm system is forecast to develop in southern Canada on Saturday then track toward the Great Lakes by Sunday. Strong winds and wintry precipitation from this storm will impact the northern Plains and Upper Midwest beginning Saturday. Numerous High Wind Warnings, Wind Advisories even Blizzard Watches are in effect across this region.
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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.

Fair

21°F

-6°C

Humidity 88%
Wind Speed S 5 mph
Barometer 30.24 in (1025.3 mb)
Dewpoint 18°F (-8°C)
Visibility 7.00 mi
Wind Chill14°F (-10°C)
Last update 6 Feb 3:53 am EST
Extended Forecast for

Grand Rapids MI

  • Overnight

    Overnight: A 30 percent chance of snow showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24. West southwest wind around 7 mph.

    Chance Snow
    Showers

    Low: 24 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A 40 percent chance of snow showers, mainly before 3pm.  Cloudy, with a high near 37. West southwest wind 8 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

    Chance Snow
    Showers

    High: 37 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. Southwest wind 10 to 14 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 29 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A chance of rain and snow showers, mainly after 9am.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 40. South southwest wind 16 to 18 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Chance
    Rain/Snow

    High: 40 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A chance of rain and snow showers before 8pm, then a chance of snow.  Cloudy, with a low around 30. Southwest wind 7 to 13 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 50%.

    Chance
    Rain/Snow
    then Chance
    Snow

    Low: 30 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: A chance of snow before 8am, then a chance of snow showers after 8am.  Cloudy, with a high near 37. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

    Chance Snow

    High: 37 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Snow showers likely, mainly after 8pm.  Cloudy, with a low around 25. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Snow Showers
    Likely

    Low: 25 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Snow showers likely.  Cloudy, with a high near 29.

    Snow Showers
    Likely

    High: 29 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Snow showers likely.  Cloudy, with a low around 17.

    Snow Showers
    Likely

    Low: 17 °F

Detailed Forecast

Overnight
A 30 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24. West southwest wind around 7 mph.
Saturday
A 40 percent chance of snow showers, mainly before 3pm. Cloudy, with a high near 37. West southwest wind 8 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Saturday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. Southwest wind 10 to 14 mph.
Sunday
A chance of rain and snow showers, mainly after 9am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 40. South southwest wind 16 to 18 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Sunday Night
A chance of rain and snow showers before 8pm, then a chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around 30. Southwest wind 7 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Monday
A chance of snow before 8am, then a chance of snow showers after 8am. Cloudy, with a high near 37. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Monday Night
Snow showers likely, mainly after 8pm. Cloudy, with a low around 25. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Tuesday
Snow showers likely. Cloudy, with a high near 29.
Tuesday Night
Snow showers likely. Cloudy, with a low around 17.
Wednesday
Snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 21.
Wednesday Night
Snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 13.
Thursday
Snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 24.
Thursday Night
Snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 15.
Friday
A chance of snow showers. Cloudy, with a high near 26.
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Point Forecast:
Grand Rapids MI
 42.96°N 85.67°W (Elev. 620 ft)
3:03 am EST Feb 6, 2016
4am EST Feb 6, 2016-6pm EST Feb 12, 2016
 
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