Summer begins! 😎 'Code 22' call for peace ☮️ Million dollar home auction 💰🏠

The sunrise in Sterling Heights -- Dawn Klein/StormPins

Weather: High 80°, Low 57° 🌤️

Welcome to the first official day of Summer 2019! It should be a beautiful start to the season for us here in Metro Detroit. Summer sunshine is expected all day with highs reaching about 80 degrees.

As for this weekend, expect a nice warm Saturday. The Local 4Casters do expect clouds to increase Saturday ahead of rain chances later on Sunday.

Stay with us through the weekend and check the latest updated forecast at

I-75 closure at I-94 in Detroit 🚧

There will be construction ... all over the place. The rule is map out your route before you leave. One major issue to be aware of is the closure of southbound I-75 at I-94 in Detroit. That starts at 6 p.m. Friday. You won't be able to access southbound I-75 from I-94.

Always check the live Traffic Map here.

👍 BTW, some good news to share: According to a SEMCOG study, the number of serious injuries from traffic crashes in Southeast Michigan decreased 7 percent to 2,069 in 2018. This is a 20 percent decrease from 2009. We'll take it!

Be safe out there on the roads, please!

'Code 22' call for peace ☮️

Activists are pushing for 24 hours of peace, without any violence, to be held on the 22nd of every month, starting this month. The movement is called Code 22.

NHL Draft -- Yzerman's first as Detroit GM 🏒

Today is the NHL draft, and it's more than just another draft for the Detroit Red Wings. It's Steve Yzerman's first draft as Red Wings GM.

Here's what you should know.

MSU Board meeting

After being named the most secretive public institution in the country, the Michigan State University Board of Trustees will meet Friday morning. The university also just named a new president in the wake of the Larry Nassar scandal.

Million dollar home auction 💰🏠💰

The one-of-a-kind Dogwood Manor in Superior Township will go under the hammer for a $1.675 million minimum. We're hoping to get an inside look at this beautiful structure.

Take a quick look here.

This weekend:

  • 6 p.m. Friday -- 🏒 Red Wings Draft Party outside and inside Little Caesars Arena
  • 6:30 p.m. Friday -- The Summer Solstice Celebration at Heritage Park in Farmington Hills
  • 7 p.m. Friday -- Stars in the Park summer concert in Farmington Hills
  • The Arts and Acts Festival is in downtown Northville.
  • Rock 'n' Rides is in downtown Royal Oak.
  • River Days at Detroit RiverWalk 🎶

Coming up:

  • June 24 -- Ford Fireworks in Downtown Detroit! 🎆
  • June 23 -- Rocket Mortgage Classic 5K in Downtown Detroit 🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️
  • Jun 27–30 -- Rocket Mortgage Classic at Detroit Golf Club ⛳  

It's take your dog to work day 🐕

Yes, today is the 21st annual celebration of Pet Sitters International's Take Your Dog To Work Day. So, if you think you want to do that and your coworkers (and employer) are OK with it ... take your dog to work today!

Friends of Birds, Bees and Butterflies 🐦🐝🦋🌺

We'll be talking about the organic movement that's popped up here in Metro Detroit. Paula Tutman has a special story to share -- check out the Facebok page here.

Today's Feature Photo: The sunrise in Sterling Heights -- Dawn Klein/StormPins

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