Meteorologist Kevin Craig joined FOX 17 in 2001. He is one of only a few in the state that have earned the Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) seal of approval from the American Meteorological Society. Kevin started his broadcast career in 1993 at WCAR radio in Detroit as a board op and part time news anchor. He continued in radio news as an anchor/reporter for the next three years in northwest Ohio until taking his first television job in Clarksburg, West Virginia. He was a tv news reporter/anchor for about a year when the opportunity came up to fill-in for the weather department and the rest is history. Kevin became the morning weather anchor and science reporter at WIFR-TV in Rockford, Illinois in 1996. He was hired as the morning weather anchor in Madison, Wisconsin in 1998 at WKOW-TV and a private forecasting firm called Weather Central. Kevin started taking classes at the University of Wisconsin in Madison and through Mississippi State University in their broadcast meteorology program. He received his meteorological certification in 2003 with highest honors and is just a few credits short of obtaining a master’s in Geosciences. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Wayne State University in Detroit. While Kevin functions primarily as the weekend meteorologist for FOX 17, he commonly fills-in on all shifts, produces graphics, conducts school presentations, and features upbeat, fun, and informative personal reports in his signature series West Michigan Stories. His weather forecasts on FOX 17 are typically high energy, informative, and educational. Kevin says “if I can’t be excited about giving the forecast, how can I expect people to be excited about watching it?” He is the longest running weekend anchor on any West Michigan station in news, sports, or weather…14 years! He has reported on everything from Superstorm Sandy, to 20-foot waves on Lake Michigan, tornadoes and severe storms, lightning strikes, blizzards, flooding, ice storms, drought, and a host of other news-related items. Originally from the Detroit area, he loves to spend time at the lake, on the boat, in the sand, and is self taught on both the guitar and piano. Something you might not know about him? He was responsible for training Ginger Zee as an intern at FOX 17 before she was eventually hired as the main meteorologist for Good Morning America.

Recent Articles
  • Parts of West Michigan get some much needed rain

    WEST MICHIGAN — Parts of West Michigan picked up some much needed rain and thunderstorm activity Thursday evening in to Friday morning. Some areas were unfortunately missed and continue a dry, almost drought situation, but others saw almost three inches of rain in a short amount of time. A waterspout (tornado over water) was reported over Lake Michigan…closer to the Wisconsin side. It was spawned by a supercell thunderstorm…a thunderstorm with a rotating updraft! By the time the cell reached […]

  • 90 degree heat and humidity on the way

    WEST MICHIGAN — It may only be early June, but 90 degree temperatures are likely as we head in to this upcoming weekend. Along with the heat? A far more humid air mass more indicative of the southern states or tropical locations. The heat and humidity will start to ramp on Saturday, but likely peak on Sunday and Monday. So what will drive in the tropical air mass? It will be a pattern shift and a change in our upper […]

  • Summer heat and humidity arrive this week

    GRAND RAPIDS, MI. — If you’ve been waiting patiently for summer heat and humidity to arrive you’ll love the next few days. This week will mark the third time West Michigan will reach 80 degrees or better this season. Along with it, showers and thunderstorms are likely Monday night in to Tuesday morning. Afterwards, a warm front will lift through the state and usher in a significantly warmer, more humid air mass. Some strong to possibly severe storms with damaging […]

  • How much rain has fallen…how much more to come?

    WEST MICHIGAN — I always joke with folks on the street when inclement weather arrives and I say “I hate when I’m right”! Not to worry…I’ll keep my day job, but we mentioned for several days ahead of this soggy system that a significant soaking was coming. I managed to get my mower running and lawn trimmed BEFORE the rain arrived Saturday. Many locations here in West Michigan will see between two to three inches of rain (before this system […]

  • Heavy rain prompts flood watch for most of West MI

    WEST MICHIGAN — A flood watch has been issued for most of the area from late Saturday into Monday morning. A flash flood watch has also been issued for Berrien and Cass counties from late Saturday through Monday morning. Most of West Michigan will see some 2-4 inches of rain between Saturday night into Monday morning. Isolated heavier amounts are possible. Urban and river flooding is possible by later in the weekend and into early next week.

  • Tornado rips through southeast Kent County

    KENT COUNTY, Mich. — The National Weather Service issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning at 8:11 P.M. Monday evening for southern Kent County for the possibility of 60 mph winds. At 8:37 P.M., a Tornado Warning was issued for southeast Kent County and southwest Ionia County. Radar was indicating rotation and also confirming what Meteorologists call a debris signature, or items being lofted or thrown in to the air from the tornado. We have several reports of damage around the Freeport and […]

  • Milwaukee, Chicago, and Northeast to be hammered by snow

    WEST MICHIGAN — WINTER WEATHER ADVISORIES have been posted for all of West Michigan through Tuesday morning as a low pressure system tracking across Indiana generates about 2″ to 4″ of snow across our area. That said, plenty more snow is likely across the Chicago metro area, the Milwaukee metro area, and the Northeast United States. Why? It’s what I refer to a “reverse lake effect”. Instead of a northwest or westerly wind giving West Michigan lake effect snow, an […]

  • 3 Tornadoes tear through Cass County

    CASS COUNTY MI — Three separate tornadoes ripped through Cass County just north of the Michigan Indiana border Tuesday evening. The storms were part of a much bigger system of severe weather that spawned more than 25 tornadoes across five states and more than 600 reports of severe weather. The National Weather Service from North Webster, Indiana is responsible for our southern Michigan Counties… specifically Berrien, Cass, St. Joseph, and Branch. They issue the weather forecasts for those areas along […]

  • The feel of winter returns to West Michigan on Saturday

    WEST MICHIGAN — After the last two weeks with temperatures in the 50s and 60s, it’s time we return to the feel of winter. A strong low pressure system and cold front produced some thunderstorms with wind/hail/heavy rain on Friday…and behind that system sharply colder air is filtering in. Normal highs for this time of year have us in the mid/upper 30s and highs on Saturday were already reached around midnight in the upper 30s/lows 40s. Daytime highs will only reach […]