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Cool, Wet Fall Weather Today; Sunny and Much Warmer Friday

Plenty of rain showers are expected today, along with cool and blustery conditions. High temperatures will only warm to around 50 degrees for areas away from Lake Michigan. Friday's weather will be a sharp contrast with mostly sunny skies and high temperatures near 70. Dangerous conditions are expected at Lake Michigan beaches today. People should stay out of the water and off piers. Read More >

NWS Grand Rapids Virtual Weather Spotter Training Schedule


Spotter training classes for Spring 2021 have been completed. If you were not able to attend a session and want to train on your own, you can take this online MetEd course through the COMET Program. You can also learn more about meteorology and the atmosphere at JetStream - An Online School for Weather. Once you have completed training, contact the Emergency Management office in your city/county to find out what you can do to become involved with their spotter program.

Northern Lower Michigan (NWS Gaylord)

Southwest Michigan/Michiana (NWS Northern Indiana)

Southeast Michigan (NWS Detroit)

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