GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Fifth Third River Bank Run morning will be chilly for runners and downright cold for spectators. Highs on Saturday are expected to only reach 50 degrees. Through the morning, temperatures will be in the 40s with a brisk northwest wind, meaning it will feel like the 30s at times.
Small umbrellas or ponchos will be a good idea for onlookers on race-day. All of the widespread rain is expected to end by daybreak Saturday, but lingering patches of light rain and drizzle could continue through the day. It will be windy, so large umbrellas may be difficult to handle.
Runners should dress for the chance of light rain, temperatures in the low to mid 40s, and a steady wind around 10-15 mph. Gusts could reach 30 mph in the afternoon.
Highs on both Saturday and Sunday will be 15-20 degrees below average for this time of year. Temperatures will gradually improve through next week.