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Active weather from Northern Rockies to Upper Midwest

A storm system in the northern U.S. will bring a variety of weather across several states from the Northern Rockies to the Upper Midwest on Saturday. Several inches of early-season snow are forecast in the higher elevations of Idaho and western Montana. Locally-heavy rain will accompany strong thunderstorms in the northern Plains and Upper Midwest.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Lansing, Capital City Airport (KLAN)

Lat: 42.78°NLon: 84.58°WElev: 860ft.

Thunderstorm in Vicinity

72°F

22°C

Humidity 91%
Wind Speed S 5 mph
Barometer 30.12 in (1019.7 mb)
Dewpoint 69°F (21°C)
Visibility 4.00 mi
Last update 5 Sep 9:53 am EDT
Extended Forecast for

Lansing MI

  • Today

    Today: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 84. Southwest wind around 7 mph.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 84 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2am, then a slight chance of thunderstorms after 2am.  Patchy dense fog after 2am.  Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 69. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph after midnight.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms and
    Patchy Dense
    Fog

    Low: 69 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Patchy dense fog before 8am.  Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 89. Heat index values as high as 95. South southwest wind 3 to 8 mph.

    Patchy Dense
    Fog then
    Mostly Sunny

    High: 89 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 69. South southeast wind around 6 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 69 °F

  • Labor
    Day

    Labor Day: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 87. South southwest wind around 6 mph.

    Mostly Sunny
    then Slight
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 87 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms, then a chance of rain and thunderstorms after 8pm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Heavy Rain

    Low: 67 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Rain and thunderstorms likely. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 81. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Heavy Rain

    High: 81 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Rain and thunderstorms likely. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64.

    Heavy Rain

    Low: 64 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 77.

    Chance
    Showers

    High: 77 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 84. Southwest wind around 7 mph.
Tonight
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2am, then a slight chance of thunderstorms after 2am. Patchy dense fog after 2am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 69. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Sunday
Patchy dense fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 89. Heat index values as high as 95. South southwest wind 3 to 8 mph.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 69. South southeast wind around 6 mph.
Labor Day
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 87. South southwest wind around 6 mph.
Monday Night
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms, then a chance of rain and thunderstorms after 8pm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Tuesday
Rain and thunderstorms likely. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 81. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Tuesday Night
Rain and thunderstorms likely. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64.
Wednesday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 77.
Wednesday Night
A slight chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 58.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 74.
Thursday Night
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57.
Friday
Scattered showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 72.
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Point Forecast:
Lansing MI
 42.71°N 84.57°W (Elev. 856 ft)
10:03 am EDT Sep 5, 2015
10am EDT Sep 5, 2015-6pm EDT Sep 11, 2015
 
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