GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Winds gusting between 40 and 50 miles per hour Friday morning knocked down some trees and power lines, creating electrical service disruptions that forced a handful of schools to close or delay in West Michigan.
Gull Lake Community Schools in Richland was one of the districts most affected, along with individual school buildings in a few other districts.
The winds picked up overnight behind a cold front associated with a strong fall low-pressure system that brought widespread and heavy rain to much of West Michigan for Halloween Thursday.
However, those winds were also starting to settle down already by mid-morning Friday. A west to southwest breeze of ten to twenty miles per hour will linger into the afternoon.
A few scattered rain showers will likely redevelop as the day progresses, with a bit of a boost near Lake Michigan by the late afternoon and evening.
Some showers will linger into Saturday, with a cooler weekend ahead; check out the full forecast on the Weather page.