GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Businesses and homeowners that live along the Grand River in Grand River can probably begin to breathe a sigh of relief if you’re still sitting on dry land and you’re not in flood waters yet. The National Weather Service just released updated information that states the Grand River in downtown GR has crested at 21.85 feet.
Flood stage is 18 feet in Grand Rapids. The river will begin a slow fall Monday and is expected to fall below flood stage by early Thursday afternoon. That means the river also crested in Comstock Park (just upstream) at 17.8 feet. Flood stage there is 12 feet. Unfortunately, the river is not expected to fall below flood stage there until sometime Saturday.
While Monday will deliver another dry day weatherwise, rain is likely on Tuesday as another frontal system tracks in to and through the Great Lakes. That will likely generate another half to one inch of rain. While the additional precipitation is not expected to seriously impact the rivers, it will likely slow the times down by a day or two of when they fall below flood stage…so stay tuned to later forecasts.