Significant Winter Storm in the West; Critical Fire Weather in the Plains; Severe Storms Across the Midwest

A strong system has triggered a significant winter storm across the west. Heavy snow, rain and gusty winds will be possible through Tuesday. In the southwest, dry conditions and gusty winds have led to critical fire weather concerns today. By tomorrow, a strong cold front will increase the potential for severe weather across the Midwest. Damaging winds, large hail and tornadoes will be possible. Read More >

Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport (KAZO)

Lat: 42.23°NLon: 85.55°WElev: 863ft.

Fair

54°F

12°C

Humidity 47%
Wind Speed SE 8 mph
Barometer 29.86 in (1011.6 mb)
Dewpoint 34°F (1°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill52°F (11°C)
Last update 26 Feb 11:53 am EST
Extended Forecast for

3 Miles NE Portage MI

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Mostly sunny, with a high near 61. South southeast wind 11 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 61 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2am.  Increasing clouds, with a low around 49. South wind 13 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph.

    Partly Cloudy
    then Chance
    Showers

    Low: 49 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1pm, then a chance of showers between 1pm and 4pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 4pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 67. South southwest wind 13 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 50%.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms then
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 67 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 4am, then showers likely.  Low around 31. South wind 14 to 17 mph becoming west after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

    Showers

    Low: 31 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Rain and snow showers likely, becoming all snow after 10am.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 37. Breezy, with a northwest wind 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 38 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

    Breezy.
    Rain/Snow
    Likely then
    Snow Showers
    Likely

    High: 37 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 21. Blustery.

    Partly Cloudy
    and Blustery

    Low: 21 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 39.

    Sunny

    High: 39 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 27.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 27 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Sunny, with a high near 50.

    Sunny

    High: 50 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Mostly sunny, with a high near 61. South southeast wind 11 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.
Tonight
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2am. Increasing clouds, with a low around 49. South wind 13 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph.
Tuesday
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1pm, then a chance of showers between 1pm and 4pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 4pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 67. South southwest wind 13 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Tuesday Night
Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 4am, then showers likely. Low around 31. South wind 14 to 17 mph becoming west after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Wednesday
Rain and snow showers likely, becoming all snow after 10am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 37. Breezy, with a northwest wind 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 38 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 21. Blustery.
Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 39.
Thursday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 27.
Friday
Sunny, with a high near 50.
Friday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 36.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 59.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 44.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 66.
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Point Forecast:
3 Miles NE Portage MI
 42.22°N 85.56°W (Elev. 879 ft)
12:04 pm EST Feb 26, 2024
12pm EST Feb 26, 2024-6pm EST Mar 3, 2024
 
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