Strong winds and wintry weather for Northern Plains, Upper Midwest

A powerful storm system is forecast to develop in southern Canada on Saturday then track toward the Great Lakes by Sunday. Strong winds and wintry precipitation from this storm will impact the northern Plains and Upper Midwest beginning Saturday. Numerous High Wind Warnings, Wind Advisories even Blizzard Watches are in effect across this region.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Grand Rapids, Gerald R. Ford International Airport (KGRR)

Lat: 42.96°NLon: -85.61°WElev: 794ft.

Overcast

26°F

-3°C

Humidity 84%
Wind Speed SW 6 mph
Barometer 30.25 in (1025.6 mb)
Dewpoint 22°F (-6°C)
Visibility 7.00 mi
Wind Chill19°F (-7°C)
Last update 6 Feb 5:53 am EST
Extended Forecast for

2 Miles NNE East Grand Rapids MI

  • Today

    Today: A 40 percent chance of snow showers, mainly before 2pm.  Cloudy, with a high near 37. Southwest wind 8 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

    Chance Snow
    Showers

    High: 37 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. Southwest wind 10 to 16 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 29 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A chance of rain and snow showers, mainly after 8am.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 40. Breezy, with a southwest wind 15 to 20 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Chance
    Rain/Snow and
    Breezy

    High: 40 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A 50 percent chance of snow.  Cloudy, with a low around 30. Southwest wind 7 to 11 mph.

    Chance Snow

    Low: 30 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: A 50 percent chance of snow showers.  Cloudy, with a high near 37. South wind around 6 mph becoming west northwest in the afternoon.

    Chance Snow
    Showers

    High: 37 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A 50 percent chance of snow showers.  Cloudy, with a low around 25.

    Chance Snow
    Showers

    Low: 25 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Snow showers likely.  Cloudy, with a high near 28. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

    Snow Showers
    Likely

    High: 28 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Snow showers likely.  Cloudy, with a low around 17.

    Snow Showers
    Likely

    Low: 17 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Snow showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 21.

    Snow Showers

    High: 21 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
A 40 percent chance of snow showers, mainly before 2pm. Cloudy, with a high near 37. Southwest wind 8 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Tonight
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. Southwest wind 10 to 16 mph.
Sunday
A chance of rain and snow showers, mainly after 8am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 40. Breezy, with a southwest wind 15 to 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Sunday Night
A 50 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around 30. Southwest wind 7 to 11 mph.
Monday
A 50 percent chance of snow showers. Cloudy, with a high near 37. South wind around 6 mph becoming west northwest in the afternoon.
Monday Night
A 50 percent chance of snow showers. Cloudy, with a low around 25.
Tuesday
Snow showers likely. Cloudy, with a high near 28. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Tuesday Night
Snow showers likely. Cloudy, with a low around 17.
Wednesday
Snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 21.
Wednesday Night
Snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 13.
Thursday
Snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 24.
Thursday Night
A slight chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 15.
Friday
A chance of snow showers. Cloudy, with a high near 25.
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Point Forecast:
2 Miles NNE East Grand Rapids MI
 42.96°N 85.61°W (Elev. 761 ft)
6:03 am EST Feb 6, 2016
6am EST Feb 6, 2016-6pm EST Feb 12, 2016
 
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