Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Grand Rapids, MI

Home | Current Version | Previous Version | Text Only | Print | Product List | Glossary Off
Versions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50

FXUS63 KGRR 291151

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Grand Rapids MI
751 AM EDT SUN MAY 29 2016


Issued at 258 AM EDT Sun May 29 2016

A few showers and thunderstorms are expected this afternoon across
central and eastern Lower Michigan. Some of the storms could be
strong with hail and gusty winds. Fair and less humid weather will
move in on Monday.


.SHORT TERM...(Today through Tuesday)
Issued at 258 AM EDT Sun May 29 2016

Severe threat is fairly low this afternoon and appears to be
restricted to areas east of GRR and AZO as diurnal heating
combines with sfc convergence from weak cold front moving through.
Shear profiles show about 25 to 30 knots of 0 to 6 km shear with
MUCAPE around 1000 j/kg. Hail and gusty winds are possible with
the stronger updrafts across the eastern zones this afternoon.

Storms should be ending in the evening as the front clears the
forecast area and drier air advects in and dew points fall back
into the 50s. Memorial Day is looking good and the dry weather
continues into Tuesday.

.LONG TERM...(Tuesday night through Saturday)
Issued at 258 AM EDT Sun May 29 2016

Seasonably warm weather will continue Tuesday night through midweek
with a small chance for showers Tuesday night followed by a better
chance for showers and thunderstorms late Wednesday through

The showers and storms will develop out ahead of an approaching cold
front and in association with an upper level low pressure system
that will drop southeast into the Great Lakes region Wednesday night
and Thursday.

A somewhat cooler and drier airmass will move in behind this system
for very late in the week.  Will maintain mention of a small chance
of mainly diurnally driven showers Friday through Saturday with the
upper trough overhead and as several upper disturbances move


.AVIATION...(For the 12Z TAFS through 12Z Monday morning)
Issued at 750 AM EDT Sun May 29 2016

VFR conditions are expected to prevail through tonight although
some scattered showers and thunderstorms could bring some hail and
high winds along with isolated IFR conditions this afternoon.

Winds will be south to southwest around 10 knots with some gusts
to 20 knots this afternoon.


Issued at 258 AM EDT Sun May 29 2016

Winds and waves will remain below Small Craft Advisory through the
weekend and into early next week. The chance for fog and
thunderstorms is minimal today.


Issued at 109 PM EDT Sat May 28 2016

River levels across the area are near to just above their expected
values for this time of year. Precipitation of up to an inch is
possible over the next week. Convection through the weekend will
produce mainly localized heavy rainfall. Rises will mainly be
confined to smaller creeks and streams and should not reach flood


.GRR Watches/Warnings/Advisories...


LONG TERM...Laurens
MARINE...Ostuno is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.