🍁 Fall-like stretch of weather begins | I-696 project update 🚧

How about these clouds? Amazing photo here from Ascension St. John Hospital looking Downtown -- you can see the skyline way back there. Photo: @melodia11/Instagram

Weather: High 74°, Low 53° ⛅

It will feel considerably more fall-like today around town and it'll stick around for a while. The 10-day forecast shows mostly temps in the lower 70s. We'll be mostly dry through the weekend.

Check the latest forecast at ClickOnDetroit.com/WeatherCenter.

🚧 Traffic: MDOT provides progress update on I-696 'Restore the Reuther' project

Getting close: MDOT has released an update on the ongoing I-696 project in Oakland and Macomb counties. Read more here.

🚧 Check the live Traffic Map here.

Tracking Hurricane Dorian 🌀

Hurricane Dorian, one of the most powerful storms in modern history, is continuing up the Florida coast after causing catastrophic damage to the Bahamas. Watch live coverage of the storm here.

Battle of the Badges blood drive 🩸

The American Red Cross will sponsor a blood drive today in Farmington Hills. This blood drive will feature the annual "Battle of the Badges," a friendly competition between the Farmington Hills Police and Fire Departments. Donors can cast a "vote" with their blood donation to help raise the tally of either department.

Free rooftop yoga at the Renaissance Center 🧘

The GMRENCEN in partnership with RenCen Fitness will host a free rooftop yoga class tonight. Find out how to get involved here. The class is on the rooftop of the Beaubien Place Garage overlooking the Detroit River.

Today on Local 4: Kelly Stafford shares her story 📺

After an intense 12-hour brain surgery, Kelly Stafford shares her story for the first time on TV with Local 4. The mother of three speaks candidly about her journey beginning Wednesday at 5 p.m. on Local 4.

🗓️ Here's what's on the calendar:

  • Sept. 6 -- Fall Festival in Downtown Plymouth 🍁
  • Sept. 6 -- Kid Rock kicks off two weekends at DTE 🎤
  • Sept. 7 -- Dally in the Alley in Midtown 🍻
  • Sept. 7 -- Jonas Brother at LCA 🎤
  • Sept. 8 -- Detroit Lions open season in Arizona 🏈
  • Sept. 8 -- ZZ Top at Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre 🎤
  • Sept. 13 -- Great American Lobster Fest in Detroit 🦞
  • Sept. 14 -- 18th Annual Tour de Troit 🚴
  • Sept. 15 -- Detroit Lions home opener against Chargers at Ford Field 🏈
  • Sept. 17 --  Detroit Red Wings begin preseason vs. Chicago
  • Sept. 28 -- Avril Lavigne at Fox Theatre 🎤

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

Newspaper Carrier Appreciation Day 🗞️

This day commemorates the hiring of the very first newspaper carrier. Newspaper carriers date back to the early 1800s. In September 1833, 10-year-old Barney Flaherty became the first newspaper carrier. Benjamin Day, publisher of The New York Sun, hired Flaherty to sell papers for his penny press. The only job requirement was that he had to show that he could throw a newspaper into the bushes.


$5 off tickets to Renaissance Festival ⚔️♞

Hear ye, hear ye! We are now offering $5 off tickets to the 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 discounted tickets here!

Today's featured photo: How about these clouds? Amazing photo here from Ascension St. John Hospital looking Downtown -- you can see the skyline way back there. Photo: @melodia11/Instagram

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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.