The first freezing temperatures of autumn arrived in Grand Rapids Friday morning. The temperature at the airport dipped to 31°. Some of the coolest readings were in Fremont, Big Rapids, Nunica and Ionia where the mercury dipped to 29°.
As another cold front approaches, the wind will become very gusty on Lake Michigan early Saturday morning. The wind will build the waves on the lake to over 10 feet. Read more about the expected wind and wave heights here: High Winds and Waves tonight and Saturday morning.
The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids issued a Wind Advisory for the counties along the lakeshore from 11 PM Friday until 8 AM Saturday. A wind from the southwest may gust to near 50mph potentially bring down tree limbs and creating power outages.
Inland areas will see the strongest wind during the early afternoon. With wind gusts over 25mph, wind chill readings will likely hover in the upper 30s for part of the day. A few scattered rain showers are possible as the cold front slides by.
The slideshow on the top has a few of the forecast weather maps.
As the wind impacts the area, the Grand Rapids National Weather Service wants any reports you may have.
You can send them your weather reports via their on-line spotter report form. This can be accessed at: http://www.crh.noaa.gov/grr/spotter/
If you “like” their office facebook page, you can submit your reports to it at: NWS Grand Rapids Facebook Page
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