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Severe Storms Possible into this Evening

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has an enhanced risk of severe weather in portions of the Great Lakes and Midwest today. The area of greatest concern is in Michigan, southeast Wisconsin, northern Illinois, and northern Indiana. The primary risks for this area will be damaging winds and large hail, but an isolated tornado cannot be ruled out.
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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

78°F

26°C

Humidity 74%
Wind Speed SW 17 G 23 mph
Barometer 29.82 in (1009.4 mb)
Dewpoint 69°F (21°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index80°F (27°C)
Last update 2 Aug 9:53 am EDT
Extended Forecast for

Grand Rapids MI

  • Today

    Today: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Some storms could be severe, with damaging winds.  Partly sunny, with a high near 89. Breezy, with a southwest wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 19 to 24 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 33 mph.

    Severe
    Thunderstorms
    and Breezy

    High: 89 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms, mainly before midnight. Some storms could be severe, with damaging winds.  Low around 65. Breezy, with a southwest wind 18 to 23 mph decreasing to 5 to 10 mph after midnight.  Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.

    Severe
    Thunderstorms
    and Breezy
    then Severe
    Thunderstorms

    Low: 65 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 78. West northwest wind 5 to 14 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms then
    Slight Chance
    Showers

    High: 78 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 58. West wind 5 to 8 mph becoming calm  in the evening.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 58 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 76. Light west wind increasing to 6 to 11 mph in the morning.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 76 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 56.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 56 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 77.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 77 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 58.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 58 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A chance of showers.  Partly sunny, with a high near 77.

    Chance
    Showers

    High: 77 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Some storms could be severe, with damaging winds. Partly sunny, with a high near 89. Breezy, with a southwest wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 19 to 24 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 33 mph.
Tonight
Showers and thunderstorms, mainly before midnight. Some storms could be severe, with damaging winds. Low around 65. Breezy, with a southwest wind 18 to 23 mph decreasing to 5 to 10 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.
Monday
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 78. West northwest wind 5 to 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 58. West wind 5 to 8 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 76. Light west wind increasing to 6 to 11 mph in the morning.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 56.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 77.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 58.
Thursday
A chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 77.
Thursday Night
A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58.
Friday
A slight chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 77.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 57.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 77.
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Point Forecast:
Grand Rapids MI
 42.96°N 85.67°W (Elev. 620 ft)
10:03 am EDT Aug 2, 2015
10am EDT Aug 2, 2015-6pm EDT Aug 8, 2015
 
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