Enhanced Risk for Severe Thunderstorms Across the Upper Midwest; Flash Flooding Possible from the Upper Midwest to Southern Plains and Desert Southwest Through Friday

Portions of the Upper Midwest will see an increased threat for severe thunderstorms through this evening, with a few strong tornadoes possible. The same region remains on alert for additional flash flood concerns. Heavy rainfall may lead to flash flooding across the Desert Southwest today, and Southern Plains by Friday. Finally, Major-to-record river flooding continues across the Carolinas. Read More >

Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

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

Lat: 42.88°NLon: 85.52°WElev: 794ft.

Mostly Cloudy

28°C

83°F

Humidity 74%
Wind Speed SE 9 km/h
Barometer 1011.9 mb (29.89 in)
Dewpoint 23°C (74°F)
Visibility 16 km
Heat Index32°C (90°F)
Last update 20 Sep 5:53 pm EDT
Extended Forecast for

Grand Rapids, Gerald R. Ford International Airport MI

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 8pm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 22. South southwest wind 13 to 23 km/h.

    Heavy Rain

    Low: 22 °C

  • Friday

    Friday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2pm, then a slight chance of showers.  Increasing clouds, with a temperature rising to near 23 by 11am, then falling to around 19 during the remainder of the day. Breezy, with a west wind 26 to 32 km/h, with gusts as high as 55 km/h.  Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Chance
    T-storms and
    Breezy

    High: 23 °C

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 8. North wind 21 to 26 km/h decreasing to 10 to 15 km/h after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 39 km/h.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 8 °C

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 18. Northeast wind 5 to 11 km/h becoming east southeast in the afternoon.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 18 °C

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 7. North northwest wind 5 to 8 km/h becoming calm  after midnight.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 7 °C

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 21.

    Sunny

    High: 21 °C

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 10.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 10 °C

  • Monday

    Monday: Sunny, with a high near 23.

    Sunny

    High: 23 °C

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 16.

    Partly Cloudy
    then Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 16 °C

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 8pm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Partly cloudy, with a low around 22. South southwest wind 13 to 23 km/h.
Friday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2pm, then a slight chance of showers. Increasing clouds, with a temperature rising to near 23 by 11am, then falling to around 19 during the remainder of the day. Breezy, with a west wind 26 to 32 km/h, with gusts as high as 55 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Friday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 8. North wind 21 to 26 km/h decreasing to 10 to 15 km/h after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 39 km/h.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 18. Northeast wind 5 to 11 km/h becoming east southeast in the afternoon.
Saturday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 7. North northwest wind 5 to 8 km/h becoming calm after midnight.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 21.
Sunday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 10.
Monday
Sunny, with a high near 23.
Monday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 16.
Tuesday
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly between 8am and 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 23.
Tuesday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 11.
Wednesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 18.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 8.
Thursday
Partly sunny, with a high near 19.
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Point Forecast:
Grand Rapids, Gerald R. Ford International Airport MI
 42.89°N 85.53°W (Elev. 243 m)
5:05 pm EDT Sep 20, 2018
6pm EDT Sep 20, 2018-6pm EDT Sep 27, 2018
 
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