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"A parade of Ford Model A’s rolling through Corktown." -- @3andathird/Instagram

Weather: High 86°, Low 70° ⛅

Starting to feel more like August summer this weekend and next week, with temps back into the upper 80s and even into the 90s.

There are thunderstorm chances on Saturday, but not until later in the afternoon and evening. The first part of the Woodward Dream Cruise should be dry.

Check the latest forecast at ClickOnDetroit.com/WeatherCenter.

Traffic: Lots to know 🚧

If you have any plans this weekend, you should take a few traffic notes before heading out.

Check the full list of weekend construction in Metro Detroit right here. Spoiler alert: it's long.

🚧 Always check the live Traffic Map here.

It was another busy week in Metro Detroit -- let's look back at the top stories: 

2 Michigan beaches ranked among 50 best in America 🏖️

Two Michigan beaches have been ranked among the best in America. Big 7 Travel released their list of the 50 best beaches in America this week.

DNR confirms cougar sighting in Northern Michigan 🐾

A mountain lion image caught on a landowner’s trail camera in Gogebic County has been confirmed as the state’s 39th cougar report since 2008.

Michigan lake named one of the best party lakes in America 🚤

If you want to party on a lake, Michigan is a great place to make that happen. Thrillist released their list of the best party lakes in America this week and one Michigan lake made the list - it probably won't surprise you. (No, it's not Torch Lake)

Michigan's 'The Victors' named best fight song in college football history ⚡

From touching the banner to the winged helmets to playing in front of 100,000 fans every Saturday, the Michigan football program boasts some of the greatest traditions in the sport. This week, Sports Illustrated recognized another Michigan tradition, naming "The Victors" the best fight song in college football history.

✨ Local events happening today: 

✨ Here's what's on the extended calendar:

  • 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 🏈
  • Sept. 2 -- 🇺🇸 Labor Day
  • Sept. 7 -- Dally in the Alley in Midtown 🍻
  • Sept. 8 -- Detroit Lions open season in Arizona 🏈
  • Sept. 14 -- 18th Annual Tour de Troit 🚴

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

📷 Today's Featured Photo: "A parade of Ford Model A’s rolling through Corktown." -- @3andathird/Instagram - fitting for Dream Cruise weekend!

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About the Author:

Ken Haddad is the digital content and audience manager for WDIV / ClickOnDetroit.com. He also authors the Morning Report Newsletter and various other newsletters. He's been with WDIV since 2013. He enjoys suffering through Lions games on Sundays in the fall.