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
  • Flood Watch for most of West Michigan

    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 […]

  • Dense fog may slow Wednesday A.M. commute

    WEST MICHIGAN — You may find yourself needing a few extra minutes on Wednesday morning due to fog. Dense fog plagued most of the immediate lakeshore on Tuesday after rain moved through during the morning hours. Warm air riding over the relatively colder waters of Lake Michigan created some pretty thick fog throughout most of the day. That said, more is likely on Wednesday. Air temperatures are expected to gradually cool to dew point temperatures overnight and thick, dense fog […]

  • Icy roads possible for Wednesday A.M. commute

    WEST MICHIGAN — The National Weather Service has issued a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for most of our FOX 17 viewing area from 7 P.M. Tuesday evening through 9 A.M. Wednesday morning. A mix of rain and snow showers are possible this evening before changing to all snow showers overnight as colder air filters in. One to two inches of snow are possible, but the bigger concern comes with falling temperatures overnight and the possibility of roadways icing for the Wednesday […]

  • A return to winter arrives this week

    WEST MICHIGAN — After tying a record high temperature of 61 on Saturday and readings in the 40s the last few days, it will soon be time to return to “normal” the second half of this week. A developing low pressure system will move in to the Great Lakes from the Central Plains on Wednesday brining snow, rain, and eventually sharply cooler temperatures with accumulating lake effect snow. Several states to our west already have WINTER STORM WARNINGS and WINTER […]

  • Icy mix possible Monday

    WEST MICHIGAN — The three day ice storm that has plagued and crippled parts of the Midwest is now slowly going to lift northward in to Monday. That means a light mixture of freezing rain, sleet, rain, and snow showers are possible here. This mixture is expected to occur AFTER the Monday morning commute, but should start developing by mid/late morning across our southern counties first. It will then gradually spread north/east by late morning/early afternoon. The thumbnail tied to […]