Forecast Details for Grand Rapids, MI

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This Afternoon: A 20 percent chance of showers after 3pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 69. South southwest wind 5 to 7 mph.
Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms, mainly between 9pm and midnight. Patchy fog after midnight. Low around 46. West southwest wind 6 to 9 mph becoming northwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 18 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Wednesday: A 20 percent chance of showers after 3pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 62. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday Night: Showers likely, mainly between 9pm and 3am. Cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around 37. Breezy, with a southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northwest 16 to 21 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 31 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Thursday: A 20 percent chance of showers after 9am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 43. Breezy, with a west wind 13 to 23 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph.
Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 32. Breezy.
Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 43.
Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 32.
Saturday: A chance of showers after 3pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 51.
Saturday Night: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 39.
Sunday: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 50.
Sunday Night: A chance of showers or sprinkles. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 33.
Monday: A chance of sprinkles and flurries. Partly sunny, with a high near 47.

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Weather Topic: What is Graupel?

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Graupel Next Topic: Hail

Graupel is a form of precipitation that is created by atmospheric conditions which cause supercooled water droplets to contact snow crystals and freeze to their surface.

Sometimes known as soft hail or snow pellets, graupel is delicate and easily destroyed by touch. Whereas hail usually falls during severe weather, graupel doesn't require such conditions to form, and can form in mild precipitation similar to situations which produce snowfall.

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Weather Topic: What are Hole Punch Clouds?

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Hole Punch Clouds Next Topic: Mammatus Clouds

A hole punch cloud is an unusual occurrence when a disk-shaped hole appears in a cirrostratus, cirrocumulus, or altocumulus cloud.

When part of the cloud forms ice crystals, water droplets in the surrounding area of the cloud evaporate. The effect of this process produces a large elliptical gap in the cloud. The hole punch cloud formation is rare, but it is not specific to any geographic area.

Other names which have been used to describe this phenomena include fallstreak hole, skypunch, and cloud hole.

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