Metro Detroit weather: Mainly clear, cool Thursday night
The weather remains wonderful through the dinner hour and overnight. It will be mild then cool under fair skies. More sunshine returns with warmer conditions Wednesday The last few days of summer will continue to be warmer than average, and many of them will have a better chance of sunshine than rain.
Metro Detroit weather: Clear, cool, lovely Sunday evening
DETROIT – Welcome to Sunday evening and the first full 24 hour day of spring, Motown. Terrific weather continues to reign this evening with clear skies. The next chance of showers will be in the form of rain for the middle and second half of this work-week. Tuesday will be partly sunny and warm. Late afternoon and evening rain showers are possible.
Metro Detroit weather: Sunny and warmer Sunday afternoon
Sunday afternoon will be sunny and warmer with highs in the 60s. This afternoon will be sunny and warmer; a gorgeous day by any measure. Sunday afternoon will be sunny and warmer. Tuesday will be partly sunny and warm. Jackets will be needed Saturday under partly sunny skies.
Metro Detroit weather: Sunshine with higher temperatures Sunday
Get ready for more abundant sunshine even higher temperatures today. Afternoon temperatures will be in the low and middle 60s. Tuesday will be partly sunny and warm. Jackets will be needed Saturday under partly sunny skies. AdRemember to download the FREE Local4Casters weather app -- it’s easily one of the best in the nation.
Metro Detroit weather: First day of spring cold in the morning with a milder afternoon ahead
Saturday morning will be clear and cold. AdHats, scarves, gloves and hats can be shed by the middle of the afternoon. This is the perfect weather for an afternoon drive. Highs near 60°F. Remember to download the FREE Local4Casters weather app -- it’s easily one of the best in the nation.
Metro Detroit weather: Cold and clear for the final night of winter
DETROIT – Tonight is winter’s final night. Saturday will be sunny with cold conditions in the morning and milder conditions in the afternoon. Tuesday will have a few more clouds, and it will be just as warm with highs in the middle 60s. There is a chance of showers Tuesday nightShowers are possible, Wednesday, under mostly cloudy to partly sunny skies. Thursday will be cooler with partly sunny skies.
Metro Detroit weather: Frigid Sunday followed by milder days ahead
Just like yesterday and the day before that and the day before that, we will have plenty of sunshine. Although astronomical spring does not officially begin for thirteen days, it will feel like it the rest of this week. There will be enough of an influx of warm air and enough sunshine to boost temperatures into the low 60s each day. During the day temperatures will reach the upper 50s. Remember to download the FREE Local4Casters weather app -- it’s easily one of the best in the nation.
Metro Detroit weather: Frigid Saturday night, chilly Sunday
Still seasonably chilly with highs in the low 40s. Highs will be near 60 degrees each day with early-morning lows in the 40s or near 50 degrees. During the day temperatures will reach the upper 50s. Saturday and Sunday will be chillier with highs in the 40s to near 50°F each day. Remember to download the FREE Local4Casters weather app -- it’s easily one of the best in the nation.
Metro Detroit weather: Mainly clear, chilly Saturday evening
Temperatures dip this evening, then nose dive overnight. Highs will be in the low 40s in the Motor City area and Southern Lower Michigan. Still seasonably chilly with highs in the low 40s. Highs will be near 60 degrees each day with early-morning lows in the 40s or near 50 degrees. Remember to download the FREE Local4Casters weather app -- it’s easily one of the best in the nation.
Metro Detroit weather: Sunshine with a late-winter chill on Saturday
Highs will be in the low 40s in the Motor City area and Southern Lower Michigan. WATCH: Metro Detroit afternoon forecastSunset is at 6:29 p.m.Saturday evening will be fair and chilly. Still seasonably chilly with highs in the low 40s. Highs will be near 60 degrees each day with early-morning lows in the 40s or near 50 degrees. Remember to download the FREE Local4Casters weather app -- it’s easily one of the best in the nation.
Metro Detroit weather: Bright sun with seasonable chill Saturday morning
DETROIT – Welcome to Saturday morning and the first full weekend of March and meteorological spring, Motown. Temperatures start in the upper teens and low 20s. Highs will be in the low 40s in the Motor City area and Southern Lower Michigan. Still seasonably chilly with highs in the low 40s. In men’s college basketball, Michigan takes on MSU in East Lansing at 4:30 p.m.Monday will be bright and milder.
Metro Detroit weather: Sunny Friday ends with colder temps, clear skies
After plenty of sunshine and highs near or just above 40 degrees, temperatures fall to the 30s at dinnertime. In women’s college basketball, Michigan State University will host Wisconsin at 2 p.m., and Michigan hosts Northwestern at 3 p.m. Saturday. In men’s college basketball, Michigan will take on Michigan State University in East Lansing at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday will be even warmer with mostly sunny skies and daytime temps reaching the low 60s. Remember to download the FREE Local4Casters weather app -- it’s easily one of the best in the nation.
Metro Detroit weather: Fair skies as 3 planets align Saturday evening
After highs in the low 40s and sunshine all day, skies will be fair Saturday evening. An amazing three-planet conjunction has a good chance of being visible as it becomes chillier at night. Overnight lows return to the low and middle 20s, which is barely higher than the average low temperature of 19 degrees. Thursday and Friday will have cloudier skies with Thursday rain showers turning to snow showers Thursday night and Friday. Remember to download the FREE Local4Casters weather app -- it’s easily one of the best in the nation.
‘Christmas Star’ set to light up night sky on winter solstice
DETROIT – If the weather cooperates, something very special will be visible on the winter solstice this Monday night -- the “Star of Bethlehem,” also known as the “Christmas Star.”Despite the names, it’s actually not a star at all. Since Jupiter orbits the sun every 12 years and Saturn orbits the sun every 30 years, the two largest planets in the solar system don’t line up very often. The two gas giants will cross paths in the night sky on the winter solstice on Monday, Dec. 21. Though the planets are 450 million miles apart, to the naked eye, they will appear as one bright light in the sky. To view the Christmas Star, turn your gaze toward the southwest sky a little after sunset on Monday, Dec. 21.
Rare ‘Christmas Star’ to be visible for first time in 800 years on Dec. 21
With this year’s winter solstice comes more than just confirmation of our already-cold weather and ever-fleeting daylight: The rare “Christmas Star” will be visible for the first time in 800 years. Each year, Earth’s northern hemisphere enters the winter solstice on Dec. 21 -- the shortest day of the year -- officially marking the start of winter. This year, bright planets Jupiter and Saturn will align perfectly on Dec. 21 to create what is commonly called the Christmas Star or the “Star of Bethlehem.”According to NASA, Jupiter and Saturn align with one another every 20 years or so, but not nearly as close together as they will be in 2020. Experts say the Christmas Star can be seen by the unaided eye just after sunset on Dec. 21, 2020. You can see Saturn and Jupiter nearly align on Dec. 21, forming what appears to be a Christmas star.
Jupiter, Saturn merging in night sky, closest in centuries
(Bill Ingalls/NASA via AP)CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Jupiter and Saturn will merge in the night sky Monday, appearing closer to one another than they have since Galileo’s time in the 17th century. Jupiter passes its neighbor Saturn in their respective laps around the sun every 20 years. Saturn and Jupiter have been drawing closer in the south-southwest sky for weeks. Despite appearances, Jupiter and Saturn will actually be more than 450 million miles (730 million kilometers) apart. A telescope will not only capture Jupiter and Saturn in the same field of view, but even some of their brightest moons.
Security camera captures video of deadly shooting at River Rouge gas station
RIVER ROUGE, Mich. – A security camera captured video of a River Rouge gas station shooting that left a man dead earlier this week. The video shows three people getting out of a silver Chrysler 300, walking over to another and firing shots around 6 p.m. Monday at the gas station on Visger Road between Jefferson Avenue and Fort Street. His family identified him as Alex Minor, of River Rouge. The owner of the gas station, Emad Saleh, said the gunmen then sped up the street to get to Minor’s girlfriend, who was in another car with children inside. You can hear from Minor’s cousin and Saleh in the video posted above.
One of Michigan's best kept secrets makes for ultimate star gazing
The Milky Way with Saturn on the right, photo taken from the front yard of the Headlands Dark Sky Park guest house. This a story about one such a place: Headlands International Dark Sky Park. The Milky Way with Saturn on the right, photo taken from the front yard of the Headlands Dark Sky Park guest house. The Headlands Dark Sky Park is open year round. Group photo in the backyard of the Headlands Dark Sky Park guest house.
Hubble snaps new portrait of Saturn
(CNN) - When Saturn was approaching closest to Earth this year on June 20, the Hubble Space Telescope captured the view. Some features come and go, like a large storm by the north pole spotted by Hubble last year. Hubble spotted Saturn during its summer. Each year, the Hubble Space Telescope spends some time looking at the outer planets of our solar system. In late June, during one of these observation periods, Hubble also took a stunning detailed portrait of Jupiter.
30 years ago: Voyager 2 snaps photo of Neptune
PASADENA, Calif. - Thirty years ago, NASA's Voyager 2 mission flew by Neptune, capturing the first close-up images of the blue gas giant. Trina Ray was working at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory for the Neptune flyby of the Voyager 2 mission. "Its been a wonderful experience because there was so much to be learned," Stone said, reflecting on his time with the Voyager mission. Those who worked on the Voyager mission and now assist with Europa Clipper's development know they may not be able to see the mission through. "You only send a robot emissary that exits the solar system for the first time once, and that's Voyager," Ray said.
Jupiter, Saturn and moon to line up in night sky this week
Venus and Mars are currently blocked from our view by the sun, but this week is a great chance to catch Jupiter and Saturn in conjunction with the moon. The nearly full moon will appear very close to Jupiter on the night of August 9. Like Jupiter, Saturn will also appear in the sky once night falls and be visible until dawn, east of Jupiter. On the evening of August 11, the moon will appear to the right of Saturn and then on its left on August 12. Other tribes also called it the "moon when all things ripen" the "blueberry moon" or the "wheat cut moon."
See Saturn's rings as it begins its closest pass by Earth
During opposition, Saturn, the sun and Earth are in a straight line, with Earth in the middle. Beginning Tuesday, Saturn will be at opposition, meaning it will rise opposite the sun in the Earth's sky. When we pass between the sun and a planet outside our own orbit, the other planet "is generally closest to Earth and brightest for that year," EarthSky notes notes. During this time Saturn, Earth and the sun will be in a straight line, with Earth in the center. On July 15 and 16, a full moon "scrapes by the ringed planet," according to NASA.
NASA's new mission, Dragonfly, will explore Saturn's moon Titan
NASA via Wikimedia CommonsNASA announced the latest mission in its New Frontiers program, called Dragonfly, which will explore Saturn's largest moon, Titan. Before it ended in 2017, the Cassini mission flew by Titan while studying Saturn. The data provided by the Hyugens probe, which was part of the Cassini mission, suggested that Titan was the perfect candidate for further exploration. We will launch Dragonfly to explore the frontiers of human knowledge for the benefit of all humanity." They want to explore sand dunes on Titan to determine if they're made of the same organic discovered in the atmosphere.