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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.

Overcast

77°F

25°C

Humidity 88%
Wind Speed S 7 mph
Barometer 29.94 in (1013.4 mb)
Dewpoint 73°F (23°C)
Visibility 7.00 mi
Heat Index78°F (26°C)
Last update 3 Sep 12:53 pm EDT
Extended Forecast for

Grand Rapids MI

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 83. South wind around 7 mph.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 83 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Areas of fog after 2am.  Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. East wind around 6 mph.

    Chance
    T-storms and
    Areas Fog

    Low: 66 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Areas of fog before 8am.  Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 82. East southeast wind 5 to 7 mph.

    Chance
    T-storms and
    Areas Fog

    High: 82 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. East southeast wind around 6 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 66 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 87. Southeast wind around 5 mph.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 87 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 67.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 67 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 89.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 89 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 70.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 70 °F

  • Labor
    Day

    Labor Day: A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 84.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 84 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 83. South wind around 7 mph.
Tonight
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Areas of fog after 2am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. East wind around 6 mph.
Friday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Areas of fog before 8am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 82. East southeast wind 5 to 7 mph.
Friday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. East southeast wind around 6 mph.
Saturday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 87. Southeast wind around 5 mph.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 67.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 89.
Sunday Night
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 70.
Labor Day
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 84.
Monday Night
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 63.
Tuesday
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 82.
Tuesday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61.
Wednesday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 74.
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Point Forecast:
Grand Rapids MI
 42.96°N 85.67°W (Elev. 620 ft)
1:03 pm EDT Sep 3, 2015
1pm EDT Sep 3, 2015-6pm EDT Sep 9, 2015
 
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