Spring-like temperatures are coming to West Michigan on Thursday and Friday

Spring-like temperatures are coming to West Michigan on Thursday and Friday

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – It’s hard to believe we’re still in the middle of winter with this unusual weather. Today will feel more like mid-April than early February.

Today, skies are expected to become cloudy with winds blowing throughout the afternoon and evening. S/SE winds will start today at 7-14 mph and increase to 15-25 mph with gusts over 40 mph.


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24-hour wind forecast



This comes with rain chances as the next low pressure system moves into West Michigan. This low will bring rain from 5pm to 5am on Friday. These rain chances will be isolated, although during the overnight hours we have a low chance of an isolated, non-severe thunderstorm.

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Before the rain, temperatures will be more like mid-April than early February, climbing into the lows to mid-50s by noon.


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Tonight we remain well above seasonal lows overnight, with temperatures dropping to just 48 degrees with south winds at 10 to 20 mph, still gusting over 35 mph.

Friday morning will start out cloudy, with a low chance of scattered showers, but sunshine will increase throughout the day. This will once again bring us spring-like temperatures with a combination of sunshine and a constant breeze from the south and southwest. Winds will be strong early in the day, but calm to 6 to 12 mph throughout the afternoon.


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48-hour temperature and wind forecast



Maximum temperatures today and tomorrow will be near records for those dates.

Here’s a look at those records:


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Forecast against record highs on Friday



Enjoy the spring weather while it lasts as we will return closer to seasonal averages over the next 10 days. This will drop us into the low 30s by the end of next week.


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10 day forecast



Forecast 6-10 days

Tuesday. February 13 until Saturday. February 17 calls for above average Temperatures and Below average falling. Highs average around 33-34 degrees with average rainfall of 0.38 inches and average snow of 3.1 inches.

Forecast 8-14 days

Thursday. February 15 until Wednesday. February 21 calls for Below average Temperatures and Below average falling. Highs average around 34-35 degrees with average rainfall of 0.53 inches and average snow of 4.2 inches.

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