Five ideas to keep your kids occupied for hours this summer
With Memorial Day Weekend marking the unofficial start of summer, family’s can’t wait to get the summer activities started. Today on “Live In The D”, Tati spoke with James Zahn, senior editor at The Toy Insider, to give us a sneak peak at some of the toys your kids will get hours of fun time with.
Memorial Day crowds suggest Michiganders are too relaxed about coronavirus (COVID-19)
DETROIT The weather in Michigan is beautiful for Memorial Day weekend and the state has started to slowly reopen as coronavirus (COVID-19) cases decrease. But the large crowds suggest residents are relaxing too much about the dangers still posed by the virus. Health officials across the country have expressed concern about the crowds popping up in many places. With a flatter curve, the same number of cases eventually occur, but theyre spread out over a longer period of time. Each of us needs to be constantly assessing our own risk and making smart decisions to lower that risk.
Coronavirus in Michigan: Heres where we stand as of Sunday
The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan has risen to 54,365 as of Saturday, including 5,223 deaths, state officials report. How easily the virus spreadsHow easily a virus spreads from person-to-person can vary. Some viruses are highly contagious (spread easily), like measles, while other viruses do not spread as easily. Prevention and TreatmentThere is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). MORE: Beaumont Health launches coronavirus hotline for patients with symptomsPeople who think they may have been exposed to COVID-19 should contact their healthcare provider immediately.
Metro Detroit weather: You can feel the humidity Saturday night, showers and storms Sunday
Terrible showers and storms to our west will weaken as the cruise across the region overnight. The second wave of showers and storms comes with the higher heat and humidity. After 2 p.m., highs will soar to the low 80s, showers and thunderstorms will develop and move across Detroit and Southeast Michigan, mainly south of M-59/Hall Road. Afternoon highs will be in the middle and upper 80s with showers and thunderstorms possible each day. MARINE FORECASTLake ErieSunday: Wind ESE 6-12 knots, Waves 1-2 ft., Water Temp 52 degreesMonday: Wind S 9-14 knots, Waves 1-2 ft., Water Temp 53 degreesLake HuronSunday: Wind SSE 5-10 knots, Waves 0-1 ft., Water Temp 50 degreesMonday: Wind SSE 10-15 knots, Waves 1-2 ft., Water Temp 51 degreesLake St. ClairSunday: Wind SE 5-10 knots, Waves 0-1 ft., Water Temp 52 degreesMonday: Wind S 6-12 knots, Waves 0-2 ft., Water Temp 53 degreesUP NORTH FORECASTNorthern Lower PeninsulaSunday: Showers likely.
More than 800 volunteers visit Midland to help flood victims despite pandemic
MIDLAND, Mich. – Instead of gathering with loved ones this Memorial Day weekend, more than 800 volunteers traveled to Midland to take part in a massive cleanup effort. In the midst of a pandemic volunteers from across the state descended on Midland early Saturday morning. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints spent days collecting pumps, cleaning supplies, boots, gloves and masks for volunteers. Michiganders dealing with the pandemic are coming together to help families who have lost everything. And we’re quickly seeing that others are joining us,” said Bishop Monte Searle with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Metro Detroit weather: Warm Saturday evening, showers later
Clouds stick around, but it remains mostly dry and warm this evening. Nasty showers and thunderstorms roll across Southwest Michigan before midnight and arrive in Detroit and Southeast Michigan after midnight. Afternoon highs will be in the middle and upper 80s with showers and thunderstorms possible. MARINE FORECASTLake ErieSaturday: Wind SSE 4-9 knots, Waves 0-1 ft., Water Temp 52 degrees Sunday: Wind ESE 6-12 knots, Waves 1-2 ft., Water Temp 52 degrees Monday: Wind S 9-14 knots, Waves 1-2 ft., Water Temp 53 degreesLake HuronSaturday: Wind SSE 2-6 knots, Waves 0-1 ft., Water Temp 50 degreesSunday: Wind SSE 5-10 knots, Waves 0-1 ft., Water Temp 50 degrees Monday: Wind SSE 10-15 knots, Waves 1-2 ft., Water Temp 51 degreesLake St. ClairSaturday: Wind SSE 2-6 knots, Waves 0-1 ft., Water Temp 52 degreesSunday: Wind SE 5-10 knots, Waves 0-1 ft., Water Temp 52 degrees Monday: Wind S 6-12 knots, Waves 0-2 ft., Water Temp 53 degreesUP NORTH FORECASTNorthern Lower PeninsulaSaturday: Morning fog, slight chance of showers. Near 50 at night Monday: Mostly cloudy, showers and thunderstorms.
Michiganders head up north after Gov. Whitmer loosens restrictions
HOUGHTON LAKE, Mich. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Thursday that she is partially reopening businesses and lifting medical restrictions across the entire state. RELATED: VIDEO: Traverse City bars reopen at midnight as loosened restrictions beginMany Michiganders are expected to head up north for Memorial Day Weekend as nearly 20 counties reopen for business Friday. READ: Michigan Gov. "Im going to go fishing and Im not going to do work.The weather cooperated Friday.
Expect delays: Mackinac Bridge traffic expected to increase over Memorial Day weekend
Published: May 20, 2020, 11:26 am Updated: May 20, 2020, 11:32 amMACKINAW CITY, Mich. The Mackinac Bridge Authority (MBA) is alerting residents that bridge traffic is expected to increase this weekend due to the holiday and new card-only toll payment protocols. Officials say there were delays on the bridge last weekend due to an increase of travelers in addition to MBAs temporary restriction on cash transactions. MBA has implemented a card-only payment policy amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic to help prevent the spread of the virus. READ: Mackinac Bridge will stop accepting cash due to coronavirus (COVID-19)To help slow the spread of COVID-19, we stopped taking cash payments in mid-March. Officials anticipate an increase in traffic and delays amid the Memorial Day weekend -- especially for southbound traffic on Memorial Day.
Plymouth adjusts Memorial Day celebrations to honor veterans amid pandemic
PLYMOUTH, Mich. Memorial Day celebrations will carry on in Plymouth with some changes due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Event organizers announced Tuesday that the annual Memorial Day Parade and following ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park will not take place. Instead there will be a short, private wreath-laying ceremony at the park where veterans can watch from outside their vehicles on Monday. A procession of veterans will then drive through the city starting at 10 a.m. Residents are encouraged to watch the procession from outside their homes in support of the veterans.
Metro Detroit weather: Daily rainfall record in jeopardy today
Again, cut-off lows are slow movers…consider that the cut-off low, which is over Illinois today will have only drifted southeast toward Kentucky/Tennessee by Wednesday. Here are the specifics:Rain todayNumerous showers with some heavy downpours and possible thunder will be around today, with highs in the mid 60s (19 degrees Celsius). Lows Monday night in the mid 50s (13 degrees Celsius), and breezy highs Tuesday in the mid 60s (19 degrees Celsius). Highs Wednesday in the low to mid 60s (17 to 18 degrees Celsius), then moderating into the upper 60s (20 to 21 degrees Celsius) on Thursday. At this point, I’ll go with partly cloudy skies on Saturday and Sunday, with highs in the upper 70s (26 degrees Celsius) Saturday and near 80 degrees (27 degrees Celsius) on Sunday.
'Fishermans parking lot to reopen at Grand Haven State Park ahead of Memorial Day weekend
GRAND HAVEN, Mich. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced Friday that Grand Haven State Parks Channel parking lot will reopen to the public on May 22. The parking lot -- also known as Fishermans parking lot -- was closed to traffic earlier this month due to public health concerns, after large groups congregated and failed to practice social distancing. Grand Haven State Park is one of Michigans most popular outdoor destinations, and we know many people love to return here year after year. Grand Haven State Park has remained open to the public amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. You can learn more about Grand Haven State Park here.