Welcome to July! 😎🇺🇸 Hot week ahead ☀️Calendar packed with events

"Take time to smell the flowers!" -- PattiCooper-Koerner/StormPins

Weather: High 90°, Low 71° ☀️⛈️

Yes, always take time to smell the flowers, but in this heat don't take too much time. Stay hydrated and find some shade. 

The Local 4Casters are expecting a hot day today with the heat index near 95°. Scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible this afternoon and evening. 

Summer is not messing around right now. Temperatures will be in the high 80s this week, and it will likely feel even hotter with the humidity. We might all want some rain at some point to cool things down! 

For everyone who complained about the cool, rainy spring, here's your reward!

Check the latest forecast at ClickOnDetroit.com/WeatherCenter.

Traffic: I-75 overnight closures continue ⛔

The pesky I-75 construction is continuing with overnight closures tonight and Tuesday night between Big Beaver Road and Corporate Drive/Crooks Road. 

Here is MDOT's suggested detour: 

During the full closures, northbound traffic will use Big Beaver Road to Crooks Road, then westbound M-59 back to northbound I-75. Southbound drivers will use Corporate Drive/Crooks Road then 14 Mile Road back to southbound I-75.

Always check the live Traffic Map here.

Dangerous roundabouts in Oakland County 🚗

In case you missed the report last week, we took a closer look at the state's most dangerous roundabouts. Turns out a lot of them are in Oakland County. There were 144 crashes last year alone at Orchard Lake Road at 14 Mile Road in Farmington Hills/West Bloomfield. 

Boeing B-29 Superfortress FIFI is coming 🛩️

This will be a sight to see! The Boeing B-29 Superfortress, FIFI, is scheduel to land at noon today at Oakland County International Airport. Since 1974, FIFI has been traveling coast to coast each year honoring the men and women who built, maintained and flew WWII aircraft. 

Man to be sentenced for elderly doctor's stabbing

Emmanuel Timothy Vaughn was found guilty of assault with a dangerous weapon in the attack on Dr. Melfin Hoberman. The doctor was exiting his office at the end of the workday to go to his car when he was attacked in what is believed to be a robbery attempt. Vaughn was later arrested and charged. 

Hearing for man charged in fatal crash with teen on mini bike

This heartbreaking case will be in court today for a prelminary hearing. Decarious Terrell Davis-O’Neal, of Detroit, is accused of losing control of his vehicle, striking the boy and killing him June 12 on Helen Street near Robinwood Street.

Wimbledon is this week 🎾

The first round of Wimbledon is today and tomorrow. Novak Djokovic leads the men's singles at No. 1 while Ashleigh Barty is atop the ladies' singles ranks. The tournament runs through Sunday, July 14.  

Here's what's coming up this month:

  • Today -- National Postal Worker Day and Gingersnap Day
  •  July 5 -- Snoop Dogg plays the Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre
  • July 20 -- Jeff Lynne's ELO at Little Caesars Arena
  • July 21 -- Taco Showdown Detroit 2019 at Eastern Market
  • July 22 -- Taste Fest 2019 at Jimmy Johns Field
  • July 23 -- NAACP National Convention Diversity Career Fair at Cobo Center
  • July 26 -- Ypsilanti Summer Beer Festival
  • July 27-28 -- MO POP Festival 2019

Check the Live Guide calendar for more local events, and post your own. 

Classic Rock Bracket round 2 🎸🎸

We're in round 2 of the Classic Rock Bracket!! Every Monday, through the month of July, we'll advance the bracket to the next round, with a winner being announced at the end of July.

Vote now!

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