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Above-normal temperatures continue across much of U.S.

Temperatures will once again be above-normal, in some cases by as much as 15-20 degrees, across much of the contiguous U.S. on Wednesday. Afternoon highs are forecast to reach into the mid to upper 90s across the Great Plains, as well as parts of the southern U.S. and mid-Atlantic. Take precautions if you plan to spend extended time outside.
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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.

A Few Clouds

85°F

29°C

Humidity 68%
Wind Speed W 9 mph
Barometer 30.02 in (1015.9 mb)
Dewpoint 73°F (23°C)
Visibility 8.00 mi
Heat Index92°F (33°C)
Last update 2 Sep 12:53 pm EDT
Extended Forecast for

2 Miles NNW Grand Rapids MI

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 3pm.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. Heat index values as high as 95. West southwest wind around 11 mph.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 88 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 9pm.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 68. West wind 5 to 9 mph becoming light  after midnight.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 68 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 85. Calm wind becoming west northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 85 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 9pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. West northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm  in the evening.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 67 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly between 9am and 3pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 84. East northeast wind around 5 mph.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 84 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 9pm.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 67.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms then
    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 67 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 9am.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 88.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 88 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 9pm.  Mostly clear, with a low around 67.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms then
    Mostly Clear

    Low: 67 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 88.

    Sunny

    High: 88 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 3pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. Heat index values as high as 95. West southwest wind around 11 mph.
Tonight
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 9pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 68. West wind 5 to 9 mph becoming light after midnight.
Thursday
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 85. Calm wind becoming west northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Thursday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 9pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. West northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Friday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly between 9am and 3pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 84. East northeast wind around 5 mph.
Friday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 9pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 67.
Saturday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 9am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 88.
Saturday Night
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 9pm. Mostly clear, with a low around 67.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 88.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 68.
Labor Day
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 88.
Monday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 65.
Tuesday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 78.
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Point Forecast:
2 Miles NNW Grand Rapids MI
 42.96°N 85.67°W (Elev. 620 ft)
12:03 pm EDT Sep 2, 2015
1pm EDT Sep 2, 2015-6pm EDT Sep 8, 2015
 
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