Tracking potential strong to severe storms in Metro Detroit
After a nice end of the week with plenty of sunshine and warm temperatures, we will start things off as we head into your Saturday on a dry note with some cloud cover and some sunshine, before showers and thunderstorms roll into the region this afternoon and evening.
Live weather radar: Winter storm warning in effect for Metro Detroit until noon Tuesday
DETROIT – A winter storm warning is in effect for most of southeastern Michigan until noon Tuesday. A winter storm warning is in effect until noon Tuesday for Genesee, Lapeer, Lenawee, Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, Sanilac, St. Clair, Washtenaw and Wayne counties. AdHave a smart TV? Watch the weather radar on your TVIf you have a smart TV (Apple, Roku, etc. ), you can go to the WDIV Local 4 Detroit channel and stream the live weather radar right there on your TV.
Live Michigan weather radar: Snow, wintry mix in forecast
DETROIT – There is a chance for snow and a wintry mix Tuesday afternoon in southeastern Michigan. Wet weather is on the way, and parts of our West and North Zones may get a wet inch or two of snow by the late afternoon and/or evening. The rest of us will see a wintry mix of some light snow becoming rain with those temps flirting with 40F. It will be a sloppy evening drive, and slick or slippery with snow more likely north of M 59. West Central Michigan is under a Winter Weather Advisory starting in the afternoon.
Metro Detroit weather: Topsy turvy temps
Cold air streaming in today will start dropping temperatures, which will then hold steady mostly in the mid 50s (13 degrees Celsius) through the afternoon. Becoming mostly clear Thursday night, with patchy frost possible away from our Urban Heat Island. Mostly sunny to partly cloudy on Friday, with highs in the mid 50s (12 to 13 degrees Celsius). Highs in the mid 50s (14 degrees Celsius). Highs in the mid 50s (14 degrees Celsius).
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Highs will reach the low 70s (22 degrees Celsius) for most of us, so the mild weather continues. Tuesday looks like a spectacular day, with mostly sunny skies and highs in the upper 60s (20 degrees Celsius). Highs near 60 degrees (15 to 16 degrees Celsius). After a frosty start Saturday morning, clouds will increase and we’ll scratch and claw our way barely to 50 degrees (10 degrees Celsius) for a high. Mostly cloudy Saturday night, with lows in the mid 30s (2 to 3 degrees Celsius).
Metro Detroit weather: Rainy Monday in the 60s
DETROIT – A cold front will finally bring rain showers into Metro Detroit early this Monday morning, and more steady, heavier wet weather through the late morning and afternoon. Temps are in the lower 60s as you head out, so grab the umbrella for what is to come later today. Temps hold in the mid to upper 60s midday, falling throughout the afternoon as the heavier rounds of rain move through. We’ll see cooler 40s early with light rain showers scattered around Metro Detroit by mid-morning Wednesday. Expect a few lingering showers here and there into the afternoon with temps in the low to mid 60s and steady breezes.
LIVE RADAR: Tracking the risk for severe weather in Metro Detroit
DETROIT This live event has concludedA cold front is expected to stall out over Metro Detroit on Tuesday night and there could be showers and storms through the evening. Metro Detroit is in a marginal risk for severe weather and a strong wind gust isnt out of the question. The more likely threat will come from downpours hitting the same locations more than once. Click here to read Ben Baileys full forecast.
Metro Detroit Weather: Real dog days and severe storm threats
But the wet parts could get rather noisyEarly this morning, Brandon and I are monitoring a cluster of severe storms in Wisconsin moving east-southeast. Highs in the upper 80s (31 degrees Celsius), but low to mid 80s (28 to 29 degrees Celsius) in the Thumb. Partly cloudy on Thursday with more afternoon storms possible and, once again, severe storms are possible. Lows near 70 degrees (21 degrees Celsius). Its too early to say if we still have a severe risk Friday, but its certainly not out of the realm of possibility.
Roost rings: Massive flocks of birds visible on Metro Detroit radar Saturday morning
Roost rings: Massive flocks of birds visible on Metro Detroit radar Saturday morningPublished: August 8, 2020, 7:23 amLocal 4's Paul Gross explains the large rings visible on Storm Tracker 4 Saturday morning -- and, believe it or not, they're made of birds.
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Metro Detroit weather forecast June 26, 2020 -- 4 p.m. Update
Metro Detroit weather forecast June 26, 2020 -- 4 p.m. UpdatePublished: June 26, 2020, 4:24 pmThe Local 4Casters say a scattered severe thunderstorm is possible as early as 6 p.m. west of US-23, but the main batch of concerning storms will cross the area between 8 p.m. and 2 a.m.
Northern Michigan weather forecast: Severe threat is shifting farther south
Northern Michigan weather radar forecast June 26, 2020 (WDIV)Northern Michigan weather radar forecast June 26, 2020 (WDIV)If our radar shows that you are getting close to a storm, exit the freeway and seek sturdy shelter. And best of all, the nation’s best weather app is free. We were not able to do our annual weather radio events this year due to the COVID pandemic, but our basic Midland Weather Radio is still available at Meijer. Northern Michigan weather radar forecast June 26, 2020 (WDIV)Don’t forget that you can program your radio for any county in the nation, and even in Ontario. I don’t know that I ever remember this outstanding of an Up North forecast for a big holiday week.
Metro Detroit weather brief, June 21, 2020, 11 p.m. update
Metro Detroit weather brief, June 21, 2020, 11 p.m. updatePublished: June 21, 2020, 11:12 pmFathers’ Day ends tonight with warm and muggy conditions and showers. Monday and the rest of the week will be warm, but we will have a wet pattern. This is welcome relief for our lawns and crops that need water. Also, it marks a break in near-90-degree heat.
How New 4Live Radar Tracks Storms Faster
Q: What is 4Live Radar and how does it work? When we first debuted 4Live Radar, it was just a radar. Over the years, we’ve continued to upgrade and invest in 4Live Radar, which advanced into a tool that could display data from multiple radars across the globe. This allows 4Live Radar to process data faster and with greater precision than ever before. 4Live Radar can now interrogate a broad area of weather, and pinpoint the greatest threats , even the spots that look innocuous on radar, but are poised to explode.
Metro Detroit weather: Severe storms, damaging winds, hail possible -- May 14, 2020, noon update
Metro Detroit weather: Severe storms, damaging winds, hail possible -- May 14, 2020, noon updatePublished: May 14, 2020, 12:16 pmThunderstorm chances increase this afternoon into the evening as a warm front creeps northward across the area. This brings in a warmer, more humid air mass, which is more unstable and prone to thunderstorm development.
LIVE RADAR: Rain, storms rolling through Metro Detroit
We’re tracking waves of rain and potentially severe storms in Metro Detroit through this evening. Thunderstorm chances increase this afternoon into the evening as a warm front creeps northward across the area. One thing to monitor is a cluster of severe storms that may develop today in the southern Iowa area and potentially track this way. You can follow this yourself, of course, on the free Local4Casters weather app’s radar. The biggest window for severe storm development is between 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Winter weather advisory in effect for Metro Detroit; Up to 4 inches of snow possible
DETROIT – The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for all of Metro Detroit and other areas in Michigan. Counties where the winter weather advisory will be in effect from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday include Genesee, Lapeer, Lenawee, Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, Sanilac, St. Clair, Washtenaw and Wayne. Up to four inches of snow is expected in Metro Detroit by Sunday night. READ: Sunday weather forecastWeather radarKeep an eye out for severe weather alerts and the radar here:
Metro Detroit Winter Weather Warning: Road conditions, snow emergencies and more
DETROIT – When the snow is done falling Saturday, Metro Detroit is expected to be blanketed in 5-8 inches. Keep up with the latest forecast here. A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued St. Clair, Lapeer, Genesee and Sanilac counties. Because of the forecast, many communities have issued snow emergencies requiring residents to remove their vehicles from the street. Check the snow emergencies here.
Metro Detroit weather: 4 to 8 inches of snow expected
By afternoon, the snow will change to some light rain, as temperatures rise to near 40 degrees (4 to 5 degrees Celsius). This will be a “heart attack” snow -- a heavy snow that’s tough to shovel. However, the above freezing temperatures and rain Saturday afternoon will increase the snow’s weight. The National Weather Service continues a Winter Storm Warning for Livingston, Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw, Wayne, Lenawee and Monroe counties from midnight to noon Saturday, and a Winter Weather Advisory for St. Clair, Lapeer, Genesee and Sanilac counties. Like last weekend, this is a great storm to monitor on our free Local4Casters weather app.