Dangerous Heat Wave from the Midwest to East Coast; Severe Thunderstorms Across Portions of the Upper Midwest

A dangerous heat wave will persist through this weekend. Widespread warnings and advisories for the heat cover most of the eastern two-thirds of the U.S. Heat indices will surge past 100 degrees and even rise above 110 in many locations. Northwest of this dome of heat, severe thunderstorms with the possibility of strong tornadoes and widespread significant wind damage are possible into tonight. Read More >

Current conditions at

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

Lat: 42.88°NLon: 85.52°WElev: 794ft.

Overcast

88°F

31°C

Humidity 68%
Wind Speed W 12 mph
Barometer 29.81 in (1008.5 mb)
Dewpoint 76°F (24°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index99°F (37°C)
Last update 19 Jul 6:53 pm EDT
Extended Forecast for

Grand Rapids MI

Excessive Heat Warning until July 20, 08:00pm
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Excessive Heat Warning
  •  
    Excessive Heat Warning until July 20, 08:00pm

    NOW until
    8:00pm Sat

    Excessive Heat Warning

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 77. Southwest wind 7 to 13 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 77 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm.  Sunny, then becoming mostly cloudy during the afternoon and hot, with a high near 92. Heat index values as high as 103. Southwest wind 13 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.

    Mostly Sunny
    then Chance
    Showers

    High: 92 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly cloudy during the early evening, then becoming cloudy, with a low around 70. Breezy, with a west northwest wind 17 to 22 mph becoming north 6 to 11 mph in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 31 mph.

    Chance
    T-storms and
    Breezy

    Low: 70 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 82. North northeast wind 3 to 6 mph.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 82 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 60. North wind around 6 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 60 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 79.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 79 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 56.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 56 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 80.

    Sunny

    High: 80 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Partly cloudy, with a low around 77. Southwest wind 7 to 13 mph.
Saturday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Sunny, then becoming mostly cloudy during the afternoon and hot, with a high near 92. Heat index values as high as 103. Southwest wind 13 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.
Saturday Night
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy during the early evening, then becoming cloudy, with a low around 70. Breezy, with a west northwest wind 17 to 22 mph becoming north 6 to 11 mph in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 31 mph.
Sunday
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 82. North northeast wind 3 to 6 mph.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 60. North wind around 6 mph.
Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 79.
Monday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 56.
Tuesday
Sunny, with a high near 80.
Tuesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 58.
Wednesday
Sunny, with a high near 82.
Wednesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 62.
Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 83.
Thursday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 63.
Friday
Sunny, with a high near 84.
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Point Forecast:
Grand Rapids MI
 42.96°N 85.67°W (Elev. 620 ft)
6:08 pm EDT Jul 19, 2019
7pm EDT Jul 19, 2019-6pm EDT Jul 26, 2019
 
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