Still waiting on our first 80 degree day in Grand Rapids

Should easily happen by Memorial Day
Posted at 9:28 PM, May 23, 2020

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The first 80 degree day of the season still eludes us in Grand Rapids. This is a little bit unusual as we normally hit 80° or better sometime in late April or early May. It has happened as early as mid-March, and as late as mid-June in the past.


Some areas did hit 80°+ today. It actually happened along parts of the lakeshore where winds were generally out of the east/southeast and offshore. Muskegon hit 82°, for example, and Holland topped out at 80°.


Last year, we didn't hit 80° for the first time until June 7th in Grand Rapids. However, it doesn't look like we'll be waiting that much longer this year.

Forecast highs for tomorrow will range from the upper 70s along and north of I-96, to the lower and even middle 80s along and south of I-94. Temperatures look even warmer on Memorial Day when virtually all of West Michigan (with the exception of most lakeshore areas) has a very good shot at highs in the 80s.

In the meantime, shower and thunderstorm chances will pop in and out of the forecast. Be sure to stay tuned to FOX 17 for further updates!