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"Detroit skyline from Belle Isle Park." Photo: @carljonesphoto

Weather: High 82°, Low 66° ⛅

The humidity keeps pouring in this weekend, our last weekend of Summer. Highs today with a mix of sun and clouds will be in the mid 80s with a heat index closer to 90! We may see a few random rain and thundershowers popping up in the heat of the afternoon.

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🚧 Traffic: Weekend construction list

Travel on Metro Detroit roads has been impacted by roadwork for most of the summer, and it isn't done yet. Check the list here.

🚧 Check the live Traffic Map here.

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

Navy confirms UFO videos are real: What we know

The U.S. Navy confirmed this week that three online videos appearing to show UFOs are actually real. For the first time since the videos made national news in 2017, the Navy is confirming the content of the videos.

Chippewa Valley High School teacher and coach dies after battle with cancer

Chippeway Valley High School teacher and coach Nichole Wouters has died after a battle with cancer.

Defenders: How Michigan mother's breast milk led to husband's arrest 5 years after her murder

Officials said a murder victim's breast milk led to the arrest of her husband five years after her death when it was discovered he had spiked her cereal with heroin. Christy Ann Thompson Harris, 36, was found dead five years ago at her Davison home. Her death was initially ruled an accidental overdose.

Amazon says it wants to build on Pontiac Silverdome site

It’s official: Amazon wants to build on the 130 acre Pontiac Silverdome site, which has been in decline since 2002.

✨ Local events happening today: 

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

  • Sept. 28 -- Avril Lavigne at Fox Theatre 🎤
  • Oct. 1 -- Phil Collins at LCA 🎤
  • Oct. 5 -- The Black Keys at LCA 🎤
  • Oct. 11 -- Detroit Zoo Boo event 
  • Oct. 25 -- Luke Bryan at Ford Field 🎤
  • Oct. 31 -- Carrie Underwood at LCA 🎤

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


$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 thru Sept. 29. The fun all happens at 12600 Dixie Hwy, Holly, MI 48442.

Adventure awaits! Purchase your discounted tickets here!

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Ken Haddad is the digital content and audience manager for WDIV / 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.