Buckle Up! Thursday’s weather is a roller coaster
It is not as cold out there this morning with Metro Detroit temperatures in the upper 40s to low 50s as you walk the dog or start heading to work or school. Conditions are dry and it is milder thanks to the warming here all week plus the addition of some cloud cover which prevents cooling during the overnight. We will have some pesky clouds coming and going most of the day with rain expected here later tonight. So, you won’t need that umbrella unless you plan on being away from home all day and all night. Allow me to explain...
Metro Detroit weather: Flirting with freezing before warming to 70 degrees
We have many suburbs flirting with freezing temperatures early this morning around Metro Detroit without any Frost Advisories. Good Tuesday morning! Obviously, we will see some patchy frost again this morning the farther away you are from Detroit. Areas within 20 to 30 miles of downtown will stay in the upper 30s to lower 40s under partly cloudy to mostly clear skies. It almost goes without saying that in addition to patchy frost, we will see some patchy fog in the usual spots, just a forewarning for anyone traveling north or heading west on I-94 or I-96 west of I-275.
Metro Detroit weather: Tracking storms as Autumn awaits
We had to close a few windows early this Tuesday morning if you opened them as the cold front came through late yesterday. Temperatures here in Metro Detroit are in the middle and upper 50s outside your home under mostly clear skies and a lighter wind NW 5-10mph and with some of that patchy fog. Fog is unavoidable for parts of our area following a little bit of rain and a dip in morning temps. It will warm nicely throughout the day today with sun and a shift in the wind.
Metro Detroit weather: Tracking summer heat Friday, rain chances this weekend
Some wildfire smoke out west created clouds here yesterday that stalled temperatures only briefly because we expect to warm up nicely today. Good Finally Friday morning! Temperatures are in the middle and upper 50s as you step out just about anywhere here in Metro Detroit under mostly clear skies. Watch out for that pesky patchy fog which has presented itself again reducing visibility in spots as you hit the road early on this final day of the work and school week. A warm front is working over our area setting us up for a nice little warm up around Pure Michigan today.
Metro Detroit weather: Tracking showers and the sun’s return
Early morning showers are surrounding Metro Detroit with most of the moisture falling south and east of Detroit as we get going on this Tuesday. Skies are mostly cloudy with temperatures in the middle 50s as you head out and about this morning. A couple of nuisance showers may slow your roll as we keep in mind how badly the rain is needed. You can give our radar a quick look before you hit the road or pound the pavement on the 4 Warn Weather App. It will show you where the showers are and which direction they are headed. The rain will not be the big weather story of the day as this slow moving storm does exit our area today.
Tommy Hilfiger closes bold show with Travis Barker on drums
Rain gathered on the tin foil covered and spray-painted catwalk of Tommy Hilfiger’s New York Fashion Week show as guests huddled under umbrellas, waiting for the event to start. Inspired by Andy Warhol’s New York City studio, The Factory, Hilfiger’s Tommy Factory emphasized multimedia expression — from the tin foil sculptures alongside the catwalk to the guest musical appearance of drummer Travis Barker during the show’s finale. Kate Moss, Shawn Mendes, Kris Jenner and Barker's wife, Kourtney Kardashian, were among the guests sitting fronting row.news.yahoo.com
Metro Detroit weather: A big weekend with rain nearby
We have to take the good with the bad and today is another tally on the good side making for a pretty nice weather week overall here in Metro Detroit. Good Finally Friday morning! We are waking up with more of that pleasant and cooler air keeping temperatures in the middle 50s outside your door prior to sunrise under mostly clear skies. The one minor weather nuisance this morning is that patchy fog like we’ve seen the last couple of mornings so just watch out in those rural and hilly areas all around and take it easy. If you plan on being out all day, you may need a light jacket or sweatshirt this morning but you’ll be able to rock those shorts as we warm up today.
Metro Detroit weather: A Labor Day struggle for holiday showers
It is mostly dry early on this Monday and Happy Labor Day! A stationary front is wobbling around just south of Metro Detroit which will keep a chance for a few showers around this morning although Exact Track Radar is showing no significant signs of showers. It looks like our skies will stay mostly cloudy most of the day including heading out your door early with temperatures in the lower to middle 60s and some spotty drizzle.
Metro Detroit weather: Nice stretch continues
September is the beginning of Meteorological Fall because breaking seasons down into three specific months make it easier to keep weather and climate records. The Autumnal Equinox is still three weeks away which means we are not officially done with summer yet. It feels every bit like a late summer morning out there with Metro Detroit temps in the upper 50s to low 60s on this Thursday under mostly clear skies and dry conditions if you’re heading out for a light morning jog or heading into the old workplace.
Metro Detroit weather: A nice lull before holiday weekend
It’s quite normal for Mother Nature to deliver a little pleasure after we have felt the pain of her wrath. The cooler air following the Monday storms is making for some great sleeping weather with the windows open the next few nights if you’re into that sort of thing. Temperatures are in the upper 50s for those of you are heading out and about before the sun rises over Metro Detroit. We will then warm into the lower 60s for the rest of the morning. Watch out for some patchy fog, especially in rural and hilly areas.
6 rare '1,000-year' rain events within a month? Climate change may force NOAA to update criteria
Six extreme events reached the local threshold to be classified by the National Weather Service as a "1-in-1,000-year" rainfall event, yet all occurred within the same month, much less a millennium.news.yahoo.com
Rain delays start of NASCAR race at MIS, track advises fans to take shelter
BROOKLYN, MI – Rain hit Michigan International Speedway 30 minutes before the FireKeepers Casino was scheduled to start. NASCAR had moved up the start of the race from 3:17 p.m. to 3:01 p.m. because of the threat of rain. Fans scurried to take shelter when the rain hit, which came from a small but mighty cell, according to the radar. More rain is expected later this afternoon, but NASCAR is still planning to get the race in sometime Sunday. “Thunderstorm & lightning are forecast for the Michigan International Speedway area,” the track said on social media.mlive.com
Solid, widespread rain likely over large area of Lower Michigan
A widespread rain is going to soak most of Lower Michigan. The radar forecast shows the large area of rain that will cross Michigan. It’s easy to tell that Tuesday will be a wet day across Lower Michigan. Radar forecast at noon Tuesday, May 3, 2022The rain will taper off as you go farther north in Lower Michigan. Earlier data forecasts showed the chance of small streaks of 3-inch rains across far southern Lower Michigan.mlive.com
Northern Michigan, Traverse City weather shows ice storm in a stripe across Lower Michigan
The northern half of Lower Michigan will get the worst of this storm system coming through tonight through Tuesday night. There will be a stripe somewhere across north-central Lower Michigan that could have significant ice accumulation. It’s the area across northern Lower Michigan that has the biggest weather concern. The ice accumulation forecast above shows these cities in an ice storm: Manistee, Cadillac, Houghton Lake, West Branch, Gladwin, Tawas City and Harrisville. If you want to travel into northern Lower Michigan, you better do it this evening or wait until Wednesday afternoon.mlive.com
Rain, low treatment capacity blamed for another Flint River sewage discharge
FLINT, MI -- The city says heavy rain and limited treatment capacity has caused it to discharge a mixture of stormwater and sewage from its retention and treatment basin into the Flint River. “Large amounts of runoff and churning of the river sediments generally result in high bacterial levels in the river throughout high flow areas,” the announcement says. In a report to the state of Michigan, the city attributed the discharge of .84 inches of rain, more than the capacity of its treatment plant once the stormwater infiltrates city sewers. “This reduces our treatment capacity to half of its normal maximum capacity. The largest volume spill -- nearly 32 million gallons of stormwater and partially treated sewage -- was also at the treatment plant.mlive.com
Tropical Storm Nicholas threatens Gulf Coast with heavy rain
Tropical Storm Nicholas headed toward the Texas coast Sunday night, threatening to bring heavy rain and floods to coastal areas of Texas, Mexico and storm-battered Louisiana. Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center in Miami said a hurricane watch was issued for the central portion of the Texas coast with much of the state's coastline now under a tropical storm warning.news.yahoo.com
Yes it can be too hot to rain; Here’s how
Rain is produced by one simple process- rising air. The rising air encounters less air around it, and the rising air expands. Hot and humid air does lead to the rising air, which turns into rain and thunderstorms. That’s just not cool enough to get the air rising and creating storms. If you’ve ever wondered how it can be so hot and humid and not have any thunderstorms, now you know.mlive.com
Heavy rains fall in Kalamazoo County, more thunderstorms and sweltering temps expected
KALAMAZOO COUNTY, MI – More than 3 inches of rain fell in Kalamazoo County on Tuesday night, temporarily flooding some streets in Kalamazoo. Areas throughout the county saw 2 to more than 3 inches of rain the night of Aug. 24, the Kalamazoo County Office of Emergency Management and Domestic Preparedness said. Between 8 and 11 p.m., 1.77 inches of rain fell at the Kalamazoo Battle Creek Airport, the National Weather Service said. The average amount of precipitation for August in Kalamazoo County is 3.66 inches, per NWS. More severe weather is expected throughout Wednesday, Aug. 25, in Kalamazoo County, the NWS said.mlive.com
Consumers Energy offers a hand in sprucing up Jackson parks
JACKSON, MI -- Rain didn’t stop Consumers Energy volunteers from grabbing their pitchforks and paintbrushes to fix and clean up parks around the city of Jackson. Consumers Energy and the city partnered on Tuesday, June 29, for their annual cleanup of parks, including Ella Sharp Park, the MLK Equality Trail, Loomis Park and Exchange Playground. “We (Consumers Energy) just kind of wanted to get more involved outside with the city, and parks are a huge asset to any community,” said Jessica Spagnuolo, Consumers Energy sustainability director. More than 50 Consumers Energy volunteers worked in shifts painting picnic tables, weeding grass, spreading mulch and removing trash from the parks. “If we don’t give back, then we’re not a sustainable company,” said Carin Tunney, Consumers Energy sustainability communications consultant.mlive.com
Over 8 inches of rain on some parts of Michigan; See 3-day rain totals
Heavy rain has fallen over large swaths of Lower Michigan in the past three days. The heaviest three-day total is just a little over eight inches of rain. While the heaviest three-day total was just northeast of Detroit, the largest area of heavy rain occurred in the red area over southwest Lower Michigan. Rainfall since June 24, 2021Grosse Pointe Park had the highest rainfall total with 8.19″. Subsoil drought may not be over for parts of Lower Michigan, but the stress on crops and landscape plants certainly is over for now.mlive.com
Michigan’s overnight rain: Helped drought for some, and left others wanting more
Here’s a look at who got a nice rain, who got a flooding rain and who still has a garden hose in their hands. The heaviest rain fell at Paw Paw and Dundee, with over three inches of rain. Early looks at a few models show quite a rain coming to northern Lower Michigan. Join me on the MLive morning weather update on the MLive facebook page. I go live around 9 a.m. with a complete weather update.mlive.com
It’s literally raining PFAS around the Great Lakes, say researchers
That’s according to scientists at the Integrated Atmospheric Deposition Network (IADN), a long-term Great Lakes monitoring program jointly funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Canada. The samples are part of a new IADN effort to analyze the prevalence of PFAS in precipitation across the Great Lakes. The preliminary data is unpublished and undergoing quality reviews, but researchers say early analysis shows PFAS chemicals to be major contaminant in regional rain and snow. After nearly a year’s worth of sampling, Venier said preliminary analysis also shows PFAS concentrations are orders of magnitude higher than other pollutants in the samples. Hendershott leads a regulatory program that investigates PFAS sites in Michigan and collects data on the chemicals in drinking water, soil, wastewater and other environment media.mlive.com
Oscar Mayer Wienermobile visits West Michigan
ROCKFORD, MI – Rain didn’t stop a giant hotdog on wheels from visiting West Michigan on Thursday, May 6. The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile stopped at StoryPoint Rockford, a retirement and assisted living facility, at 2885 10 Mile Road NE. “There’s nothing quite like it,” said CJ Zabat, a “Hotdogger” for the Wienermobile. “People say it looks like a submarine, a spaceship, a jet plane, but really, it’s just a giant hotdog on wheels. “Those people are lucky to be able to travel in it,” said Ruby Endres, 88, who lives at StoryPoint Rockford.mlive.com
Storm Update: Rain, snow, freezing rain, wind
There are four components to this storm that I’ll highlight quickly: how much rain, snow, freezing rain and wind. Here’s the snow forecast by noon Friday. Total snow forecast through the end of storm. In exchange for less snow is the increased chance of freezing rain. Ice accumulation forecast from freezing rain.mlive.com
Major storm pounding Northern California heads south
A storm that pounded Northern California with rain, snow, wind and mud rolled southward early Thursday, prompting flood warnings and threats of mudslides in areas burned bare by wildfires. The storm punched into Northern California late Tuesday night and continued on Wednesday, drifting down the coast and stalling over Big Sur before pivoting back northward. Hana Mohsin, right, carries belongings from a neighbor's home which was damaged in a mudslide on January 27, 2021, in Salinas, California. Noah Berger / APIn Paso Robles, authorities urged homeless people in the bed of the Salinas River to head for higher ground because the river could rise as much as 25 feet. The phenomenon is part of a major change in weather for California, which had significant drought conditions for months.cbsnews.com
Cold front drops Chicago-area morning temperatures, bringing rain, brief thunderstorms; snowy mix could hit parts of area Sunday
The rain was expected to reach most locations across the Chicago region until about midafternoon Friday, adding to a particularly wet and rainy week for northern Illinois. But Ogorek said there “shouldn’t be more than an inch of rain in most locations” Friday and it shouldn’t be cause for alarm.chicagotribune.com
Millions face historic rain, wind and flooding in northern California
Millions face historic rain, wind and flooding in northern California California is bracing for the strongest storm to hit the West Coast in six years. Some parts of the state could see up to a foot of rain over the next two days. Bigad Shaban reports from Sacramento.cbsnews.com
East Coast soaking from Florida to New England
East Coast soaking from Florida to New England Severe thunderstorms with heavy rain and a tornado warning ripped through Central Florida. Meanwhile, in the Northeast, heavy rain also moved through, causing flood concerns for areas dealing with melting snow. Eric Fisher of WBZ-TV reports.cbsnews.com