Metro Detroit weather: Fewer showers Friday night, many more this weekend
After a long line of heavy rain with gusty winds, showers become more widely scattered before midnight. Afterward, we’ll have a lull with cloudy skies for a time. Then, heavy showers and some thunderstorms arrive from the south and west by dawn and when many of us wake up tomorrow morning.
This can help you manage screen time for the kids
Managing Screen time for kids is easier said than done, but there’s a Metro Detroit company that can help. Easy PZ Play offers a fun, sensory kit that can give kids more interactive play. The Easy PZ Play sensory kits are self-contained and very easy to use. The homemade kits include homemade play-doh, small toys, and more. Watch the video to find out how to make non-screen time more fun for kids.
U-M to begin offering free COVID testing to Ann Arbor residents living near campus
University officials have confirmed that some outbreaks of the virus on campus include the new, highly contagious COVID-19 B.1.1.7 variant. Testing offered to the local community is limited to those living within three blocks from campus. If you do not live right next to campus but would like to be tested, visit Washtenaw County’s COVID testing website to find a free clinic near you. AdAdditionally, free testing is now offered weekly at Pioneer High School. The university-run saliva-based testing will be offered to U-M students, faculty, staff and Ann Arbor residents living geographically close to the university on the following days and times:Information on U-M's community testing program from Feb. 3-28, 2021.
Families face difficult decisions bringing college students home for holidays
Families of college students across the country are struggling to figure out how to welcome college students back home safely for Thanksgiving. Local 4′s Paula Tutman, along with her twin sister, Lisa Tutman-Oglesby, have been gnashing over COVID-19 and Thanksgiving. Cameron, a senior at Duke University, has been remote learning for eight months, but his sister Jordan got back from Christopher Newport University Monday night. Whether your inbound college student has been tested or quarantined at school, the clock restarts the moment you come face-to-face. When your college student comes home from school, it’s not just about your family, but being smart and cautious because when that college student returns to school, they could impact other families as well.
Experience drive-thru Halloween light show near Ann Arbor
Medical specialty camp for children with serious health challenges North Star Reach will host a Drive-Thru Halloween Glow & Lights Show this season. The drive through the camp will feature spook-tacular illuminated displays, a wooded wonderland and singing jack-o'-lanterns. Tickets are $25 per car and all proceeds benefit North Star Reach, which provides a free summer camp experience for families with children with chronic and life-threatening illnesses. (©John Baird 2020 | North Star Reach)Dates and times:Friday, Oct. 23rd | 7 p.m.–9 p.m.Friday, Oct. 30th | 7 p.m.–9 p.m.Saturday, Oct. 31st | 7 p.m.–9 p.m.Sunday, Nov. 1st | 6 p.m.–8 p.m. North Star Reach is at 1200 University Camp Drive in Pinckney.
Metro Detroit weather: Another record bites the dust
Thats our fifth daily rainfall record set here in Detroit since July 1st, and our 8th since the beginning of the year. Since some of you will ask the question Is global warming causing this?, let me briefly address this. Global warming did not cause the storms that gave us that rainfall. So, it is accurate to say that, while global warming does not cause specific storms, it does predispose them to drop more rain. Weekend OutlookPartly cloudy to mostly cloudy on Saturday, with highs in the mid 70s (25 degrees Celsius).