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Remnants of Erika bringing heavy rain to Florida

Tropical moisture associated with the remnants of Tropical Storm Erika will produce heavy rain across parts of Florida on Monday, creating the potential for flash flooding. Flood Watches and Warnings are in effect for parts of the state. Heavy rain could also lead to flash flooding across parts of the Carolinas. Remember, if you see a flooded roadway, Turn Around, Don't Drown!
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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

80°F

27°C

Humidity 64%
Wind Speed SW 6 mph
Barometer 30.05 in (1017.1 mb)
Dewpoint 67°F (19°C)
Visibility 9.00 mi
Heat Index82°F (28°C)
Last update 31 Aug 4:53 pm EDT
Extended Forecast for

Grand Rapids MI

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Areas of fog after 2am.  Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 64. West wind 5 to 8 mph becoming light and variable.

    Mostly Clear
    then Areas
    Fog

    Low: 64 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Areas of fog before 8am.  Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 86. Southwest wind 5 to 9 mph.

    Areas Fog
    then Mostly
    Sunny

    High: 86 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69. South southwest wind around 7 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 69 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 87. West wind 6 to 9 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy
    then Slight
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 87 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 8pm.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 68. West wind around 6 mph becoming calm  in the evening.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 68 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 87.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 87 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

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

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 67 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 86.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 86 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 66.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 66 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Areas of fog after 2am. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 64. West wind 5 to 8 mph becoming light and variable.
Tuesday
Areas of fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 86. Southwest wind 5 to 9 mph.
Tuesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69. South southwest wind around 7 mph.
Wednesday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 87. West wind 6 to 9 mph.
Wednesday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 8pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 68. West wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Thursday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 87.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 67.
Friday
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 86.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 66.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 86.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 67.
Sunday
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 86.
Sunday Night
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 67.
Labor Day
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 84.
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Point Forecast:
Grand Rapids MI
 42.96°N 85.67°W (Elev. 620 ft)
5:03 pm EDT Aug 31, 2015
5pm EDT Aug 31, 2015-6pm EDT Sep 7, 2015
 
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