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"The 2019 Ford Fireworks from the Ferry Street bridge. Thankfully the rain stopped minutes before the fireworks started!" -- @alannastlaurentphoto

Weather: High 87°, Low 66° ☀️

What an enchanting photo that is of the Saint Josaphat steeples with the Renaissance Center towers in the background. Of course, this is a famous Detroit scene. But the fireworks and freeway tail lights make this a one-of-a-kind. Bravo! 👏 📷

We're looking at a great summer day today in SE Michigan. Temperatures are getting warm! Make sure you're staying hydrated. 🥤

Check the latest forecast at ClickOnDetroit.com/WeatherCenter.

Traffic: Ford Road lane closure, I-94 ramp to US-23 closed 🚗

Watch out for a lane closure along a busy section of Ford Road (M-153) today between Evergreen Road and Stahelin Street.

Over in Washtenaw County, the westbound I-94 ramp to southbound US-23 will be closed for construction.

Be safe out there! Always check the live Traffic Map here.

Michigan water protections 🌊

Governor Whitmer will hold a press conference today with state health and environment leaders to explain changes to the Michigan Safe Drinking Water Act of 2018. Whitmer's office says the changes approved last year make Michigan the state with the strongest protections in the U.S. against lead in drinking water.

Investing in Detroit 💰🌆

We can't wait to see what this is! JPMorgan Chase is expected to announce a major update to the firm's $150 million investment in Detroit's economic recovery. They will be joined by Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan and key local partners to announce the update to the firm's commitment to date as well as look ahead to what's next. The event is scheduled for 6 p.m. 

Rocket Mortgage Classic Pro-Am ⛳

What a week for golf fans in Michigan! Even if you don't like golf, at least you know it's a sign of great weather and good times outdoors. The Delta Dental Pro-Am will be played this afternoon ahead of this week's Rocket Mortgage Classic at the Detroit Golf Club. Each group of four amateurs will play with a different pro on the front nine and back nine. All amateurs will play a shamble -- the group chooses its best drive and then individuals play their own ball from that point on. Mickey Redmond is among the players!!

International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking 🚫

This is a United Nations International Day against drug abuse and the illegal drug trade. It is observed annually on June 26, since 1989. Read more about it, why it started and how. 

Coming up:

  • Today: Detroit Career Fair -- 11 a.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Detroit-Dearborn
  • June 27–30 -- Rocket Mortgage Classic at Detroit Golf Club ⛳
  • June 29 -- Extreme Networking and Popup Expo at Cobo Center 📇

5 weekend road trips 🚗

If you're looking to get away for a weekend, there is a bunch of options from Metro Detroit.

Since we're talking about a weekend getaway, assuming you're leaving on a Friday, we'll keep the road-trip criteria to about four hours, since you don't want to be driving all weekend.

Check these out.

Classic Rock Bracket continues! 🎸🎤

The votes are piling up for the best Classic Rock band. Led Zeppelin? The Beatles? Boston? Who will it be?

Join in the fun! Check it out and vote here!

📷 Today's Feature Photo: "The 2019 Ford Fireworks from the Ferry Street bridge. Thankfully the rain stopped minutes before the fireworks started!" -- @alannastlaurentphoto

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About the Author:

Dave Bartkowiak Jr. is the digital managing editor for ClickOnDetroit.