☄️ Perseids peak tonight | Rain returns to the forecast ☔

A Pure Michigan moment here at Point Betsie Lighthouse in Frankfurt. 📷 @mollypate2/Instagram

Weather: High 84°, low 69° ⛅

We hope you enjoyed the amazing weekend weather! Monday will have a nice start, but we're tracking possible storms, some on the strong to severe side, entering the area tonight, bringing heavy rains and flooding concerns. Stay with us through the day for the latest information! 

Check the latest forecast at ClickOnDetroit.com/WeatherCenter.

Traffic: Phase 3 of I-75 project has started 🚧

The third segment of the I-75 modernization project in Oakland County started on Sunday. Segment 3 of the project will focus on rebuilding the stretch between Eight Mile and 13 Mile roads, which is more than 5 miles long. Read about the project here.

Check the live Traffic Map here.

Perseid Meteor Shower will peak tonight ☄️

The annual Perseid meteor shower is one of the most beloved meteor showers of the year, especially in the Northern Hemisphere. There will be considerably more moon-free viewing time than at the Perseids’ likely peak from late evening August 12 until dawn August 13.

Ex-Pistons star Chauncey Billups opens salon in Southfield 💈

A ribbon cutting is planned for Monday at "Salon Plaza" in Southfield, a new salon owned by Chauncey Billups and his wife Piper. It'll be located on Southfield Road, north of 12 Mile Road.

Backstreet's Back tonight in Detroit 🎶

The "Larger Than Life" 90s boy band is bringing their tour to "Everybody" at Little Caesars Arena on Monday night. So you better "Quit Playing Games" with your tickets, or else you'll soon learn the "Meaning of Being Lonely." So make "The Call" before it's too late.

National Middle Child Day

"Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!" That's right, it's a day honoring your younger brother or sister, because apparently they need a day! (Can you tell this is being written by an elder sibling?) The day was created in the 1980s to honor those children “born in the middle of families” who felt “left out.” So, take your middle child sibling out for dinner today. They deserve it (not!).

🗓️ Here's what's on the calendar:

  • Aug. 13 -- Left Hander's Day
  • Aug. 15 -- Boyz II Men at MGM Grand Detroit
  • Aug. 16 -- National Tell a Joke Day
  • Aug. 17 -- ⚔️♞ Renaissance Festival begins!
  • Aug. 17 -- Woodward Dream Cruise 🚗
  • Aug. 23 -- Detroit Lions vs. Buffalo Bills at Ford Field
  • Aug. 29 -- Michigan State Fair begins 🎡
  • Aug. 30 -- Michigan State football opener vs. Tulsa
  • Aug. 30 -- Arts, Beats and Eats weekend 🖼️ 🎶 🍔
  • Aug. 31 -- Detroit Jazz Festival kicks off 🎷
  • Aug. 31 -- Michigan football opener vs. Middle Tenn. State

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

Today in history: “The Wizard of Oz” premieres in Wisconsin 🎥

The Wizard of Oz, starring Judy Garland and featuring words and music by E.Y. “Yip” Harburg and Harold Arlen, receives its world premiere in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, on this day in 1939.

National Vinyl Record Day

Get spinning with National Vinyl Record Day! Whether it’s the Beatles, Elvis Presley, Jay-Z, Rick Astley or Queen, vinyl records have a sound all their own. Post your favorite records on the Local 4 Facebook page!


50% off tickets to Renaissance Festival ⚔️♞

If you haven't gotten in on this Renaissance Festival tickets discount, do it now! Seriously, you can't lose here, and it's a GREAT time over at the festival. It's available for a limited-time -- you can only buy these tickets for a 50% discount through Aug. 17.

Here's a link to learn more about the 2019 Renaissance Festival. This year's festival runs weekends and Labor Day, Aug. 17 to Sept. 29. The fun all happens at 12600 Dixie Hwy, Holly, MI 48442.

Adventure awaits! Purchase your half-off tickets here!

📷 Today's Featured Photo: A Pure Michigan moment here at Point Betsie Lighthouse in Frankfurt. 📷 @mollypate2/Instagram

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About the Author:

Ken Haddad has proudly been with WDIV/ClickOnDetroit since 2013. He also authors the Morning Report Newsletter and various other newsletters, and helps lead the WDIV Insider team. He's a big sports fan and is constantly sipping Lions Kool-Aid.