4 things to watch for -- Monday, November 18th


Brandon Roux: Those three days of Fall were sure nice here in Detroit, and it all came to an immediate halt on Veteran’s Day here in Detroit. What a crazy week! The first big snow of the season and it was one that massively exceeded expectations. My forecast Monday morning with snow already coming down, was for 3-6” around Metro Detroit, but it ended up more like 5-10”. We had several spots, mainly in The Thumb, that saw a foot of snow or more. We also had a few areas, mainly south of I-94, that only saw 2-4” or less Monday into early Tuesday this week.


Then it was all compounded by an early arctic blast setting record low temperatures two days in a row when we had 13°F late on Tuesday, and 7°F on Wednesday morning. There’s still snow on the ground, and there will be for most of the week ahead. Let me tell you that it’s not all doom and gloom for those of you who hate snow and hate winter weather because we plan on finally getting rid of the snow next week. And, looking ahead to Thanksgiving and America’s Thanksgiving Parade, the weather doesn’t look to brutal or too bad.

Coming up this week on Local 4 News today, I will be focusing on a Thursday storm that should bring the Winter Look to an end. There will be tons of rain moving in and it won’t take long to melt it all. Obviously, a little shift in temperatures or the placement of this storm can change everything in an instant, but we just don’t see that happening. Still… stay tuned. We’ll also be looking into Thanksgiving Week and how the weather will set up for our travels, and most importantly, America’s Thanksgiving Parade Presented by Art Van right here on WDIV Channel 4 and Local 4 News.

Here’s what’s coming up on Monday, November 18, 2019 on Local 4 News Today

All Morning -- Up and Down Weather

Our Metro Detroit weather stays dry Monday too as skies fill with clouds and temps warm into the lower 40s. The weather becomes more unsettled Tuesday through Thursday next week with minor chances for a little wintry mix and rain Tuesday and Wednesday as highs are in the low to mid 40s and a lot of that snowpack fades away.

  • Get the full forecast here

Kim DeGiulio will also be watching the roads.

All Morning -- New Mustang Reveal

It’s unlike any other Ford Mustang on the road. The new Mach-E will be revealed this weekend. It’s electric and an SUV. We’ll show it off to you on Monday morning. Here’s a preview --


6:10 a.m. -- Money Monday

Have you ever heard of Exchange Traded Funds? They could help you build a bigger nest egg. Our Business Editor Rod Meloni will lay out exactly how they could help you. He says they're less expensive than mutual funds and could be considered a safer type of investment.

6:45 a.m. -- Help Wanted

A big named store is looking for hire 500 people across Michigan and their search starts on Monday. See if this is for you and how you can apply.


Today’s Trivia Retake

Every weekday morning at 6 a.m., we ask you a trivia question on Local 4 for a chance to win a prize.

  • Friday Question: Jeopardy! James is the 3rd highest-earning contestant. Who is the first?
  • Answer: Brad Rutter
  • Be sure to watch daily at 6 a.m. and click this link to enter for a chance to win.

National Days: November 18th

  • National Princess Day
  • National Vichyssoise Day
  • Mickey Mouse Birthday

History Highlights: November 18th

  • In 1883, the United States and Canada adopted a system of Standard Time zones.
  • In 1928, Walt Disney’s first sound-synchronized animated cartoon, “Steamboat Willie” starring Mickey Mouse, premiered in New York.
  • In 1985, the comic strip “Calvin and Hobbes,” created by Bill Watterson, was first published. (The strip ran for 10 years.)
  • In 2003, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled 4-to-3 that the state constitution guaranteed gay couples the right to marry.
  • In 2008, Detroit’s Big Three automakers pleaded with Congress for a $25 billion lifeline, warning of a national economic catastrophe should they collapse.

Celebrity Birthdays: November 18th

Celebrating a birthday Monday? Submit a Sunshine Award here and we could say your name on Local 4 News Today during our 6 a.m. show.

Here's who you're sharing a birthday with --

  • Actress Linda Evans (“Dynasty”) is 77.
  • Comedian Kevin Nealon is 66.
  • Actor Oscar Nunez (“The Office”) is 61.
  • Actress Elizabeth Perkins is 59.
  • Singer Kim Wilde is 59.
  • Actor Owen Wilson is 51.
  • Actor Mike Epps is 49.
  • Rapper Fabolous is 42.
  • Rapper Mike Jones is 39.
  • Actress-comedian Nasim Pedrad (“Scream Queens,” ”Saturday Night Live”) is 38.

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