Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 1 p.m. Partly sunny, with a high near 77. South-southwest wind 8 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Three days into a government shutdown, President Barack Obama pointedly blamed House Speaker John Boehner on Thursday for keeping federal agencies closed, while the bitter budget dispute moved closer to a more critical showdown over the nation's line of credit.
Celebrate autumn this weekend, Oct. 4-6, with a trip to a cider mill and Grand Haven's east side. High schoolers will be busy with homecoming games and dances, but the rest of us have plenty to do, too.