Today’s forecast: Mostly sunny, windy and seasonal

WEST MICHIGAN — WEST MICHIGAN — FOX 17 Meteorologist Kenda Monacelli’s forecast: A calm morning in West Michigan with temperatures starting in the 30s. Partly cloudy skies and spring equinox are expected today. Spring officially arrives today at 5:24 p.m. This is the exact time when the sun is directly above the equator, giving most places around the world “equal days and nights” of about 12 hours. Grand Rapids achieves 12 hour days and 12 hour nights a few days earlier because we are south of the 45th parallel! The forecast immediately changes to spring-like weather, with temperatures rising into the 50s by midweek. Chances of rain will increase on Wednesday and may continue into Thursday. Download the free FOX 17 Weather app for the latest forecast videos.

Today: The first official day of astronomical spring! Partly cloudy in the morning, mostly cloudy and warm in the evening. Highs in the lower 40s.

tonight: Partly to cloudy. Lows in the 30s.

Tuesday: Mostly cloudy and warm. The rain moves into the night. Highs in the low 50s.

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy with rain. The maximum is about 50 degrees.

The following: Mostly cloudy skies with drizzle. The heaviest rain will be at the beginning of the day. High near 50 degrees.

Friday: Mostly partly cloudy skies. Highs in the low to mid 40s.

Saturday: Cloudy with a wintry mix possible. Highs in the lower 40s.

For the latest details on weather in West Michigan, go to the FOX 17 Weather page.

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