Tech Time in Space: Metal barreling toward moon, a cosmic mystery, more
This past week has been a busy one in the space world: We’re talking about a telescope’s final destination one million miles from Earth, four tons of metal barreling toward the moon and a mystery in the cosmos that is baffling scientists.
Metro Detroit weather: Brighter Saturday with isolated showers and storms possible
Showers and storms are possible again Saturday. They will be more widely scattered and less frequent than yesterday or earlier this week. We’ll experience more sunshine and warmer than average weather is here to stay for the holiday weekend.
An important message from Paul Gross on Melanoma Monday
I’ve always been thankful that I was born with my mother’s skin…she has a darker skin tone that tans, and never had skin cancer in her life. My late father, on the other hand, had very fair skin. That, compounded with extensive sun exposure when he was stationed in San Juan, Puerto Rico during World War II, caused him all sorts of problems later in life. He had several skin cancers removed from his head, face and ears, and many, many other pre-cancerous lesions proactively removed. It seemed like every few months he was coming home from the dermatologist with bandages all over his face and scalp.
Metro Detroit weather: Brighter, cooler and less breezy Saturday
Wind: E 4 to 9 knots; Waves: 1 to 2 feet; Water Temp: 38 degrees. Water Temp: 38 degrees. Wind: E 4 to 9 knots; Waves: 1 to 2 feet; Water Temp: 36 degrees. Water Temp: 36 degrees. Wind: E 4 to 9 knots; Waves: 1 to 2 feet; Water Temp: 34 degrees.
Metro Detroit weather: 3 rounds of rain expected within next few days
DETROIT – Another 70-degree finish awaits before a more seasonably spring finish to the forecast, including plenty of wind and rain. Three Rounds of RainOur weather pattern gets very active this week as we’ll deal with three rounds of rain in seven days. Model calculations show we may end up with more than an inch of rain out of that system alone. And we’ll be back below normal by Monday of next week, with a high in the low 40s. By then our normal high will be 52 with only three days remaining in March.
Metro Detroit weather: Chilly Saturday with sunshine before daylight saving time begins
Today will include sunshine after some morning clouds, and we go from cold to chilly or cool. The game is in Indianapolis, Indiana, where it will be partly sunny with afternoon temperatures in the middle 50s. We move our clocks forward one hour before going to bed, tonight, for the start of Daylight Saving Time. Afternoon temperatures will be in the upper 40s to near 50 degrees. Morning temperatures will be in the 20s.
Official: Democrats OK tightened income limits for stimulus checks in COVID relief
The COVID-19 relief measure Senate Democrats planned to unveil will also retain the $400 weekly emergency jobless benefits that were included in a House-approved version of the legislation, the official said. But under Wednesday’s agreement, those checks would end for individuals making $80,000 and couples earning $160,000, the official said. The Senate bill was expected to largely mirror the House-approved package, with the most glaring divergence the Senate’s dropping of language boosting the federal minimum wage to $15 hourly. Progressives, though, were still smarting over the virtual certainty that the Senate bill will lack the minimum wage boost, up from $7.25 hourly locked in since 2009. Opposition by moderates including Manchin and Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., has left Democrats without the votes needed to salvage it.
Metro Detroit weather: Temperatures tumble Tuesday night to coldest point in more than 2 years
DETROIT – Temperatures tumble tonight to our coldest point in more than two years. Temperatures will tumble to their lowest point since February 2019. But a lot of areas (if not most) outside the Metro Zone are on their way to negative numbers for overnight lows. Here’s some hope: temperatures will be on a slow, steady rise from that point into early next week. Past that point, we can actually look for some above normal temperatures.
Swiss supreme court details anti-China bias of Sun judge
(AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)GENEVA – The Swiss supreme court explained Friday why it has ordered a retrial for Olympic swimming champion Sun Yang in a doping case, citing anti-China bias related to killing dogs for food by one of the judges in the case. Hostile social media posts on Twitter by Court of Arbitration for Sport judge Franco Frattini persuaded the federal court he should not have presided over banning the Chinese swimmer. “In his tweets, the arbitrator (Frattini) castigates a Chinese practice of dog slaughter and denounces the consumption of this meat at a local festival in China,” the Swiss court said in a statement. After CAS published its verdict last February, Sun's lawyers appealed to the Swiss supreme court. The 10-hour hearing in Montreux, Switzerland, was a rare CAS case held in open court, at the three-time Olympic champion’s request, and streamed live online.
Metro Detroit weather: Clouds increase again Sunday afternoon
Today’s sunset is at 5:21 p.m.Cloudy Sunday night, with lows in the mid 20s (-4 degrees Celsius). Clouds increase overnight Monday night, with lows in the mid 20s (-4 degrees Celsius). A light rain or snow shower is possible Thursday night, with lows in the low 30s (0 degrees Celsius). Highs in the low 30s (-1 to 0 degrees Celsius), with wind chills remaining in the teens (-9 degrees Celsius). Tracking the weather· Track the live Michigan Weather Radar here· Track severe weather alerts here· Submit storm photos here· Find more weather forecast articles at Weather Center
Metro Detroit weather: How about some Sunday sun!
Highs should reach the middle 30s (2 degrees Celsius), with a light and variable wind. Mostly cloudy and becoming breezy on Wednesday, with highs warming into the upper 30s to near 40 degrees (4 degrees Celsius). A light rain or snow shower is possible Thursday night, with lows in the low 30s (0 degrees Celsius). Highs in the low 30s (-1 to 0 degrees Celsius), with wind chills remaining in the teens (-9 degrees Celsius). Tracking the weather· Track the live Michigan Weather Radar here· Track severe weather alerts here· Submit storm photos here· Find more weather forecast articles at Weather Center
Metro Detroit weather: Rain showers increase Sunday night as a cold front approaches
Temperatures will rise into the mid 30s (2 degrees Celsius) this afternoon, then continue rising to near 40 degrees (4 to 5 degrees Celsius) by late evening after a warm front passes. The cold front crosses the area late at night, which will push out the rain and usher in colder temperatures and breezy conditions for the start of the new work week. Temperatures nearly steady in the low to mid 30s (0 to 1 degrees Celsius). Highs Wednesday and Thursday in the low 40s (5 degrees Celsius). Temperatures falling from the upper 30s (3 degrees Celsius) into the 20s (-3 degrees Celsius).
Metro Detroit weather: Clouds increase Sunday afternoon with scattered showers possible
Clouds will increase this afternoon, however, and a scattered shower is possible after 4 p.m. Temperatures will rise into the mid 30s (2 degrees Celsius) this afternoon, then continue rising to near 40 degrees (4 to 5 degrees Celsius) by late evening after a warm front passes. Temperatures nearly steady in the low to mid 30s (0 to 1 degrees Celsius). Highs Wednesday and Thursday in the low 40s (5 degrees Celsius). Temperatures falling from the upper 30s (3 degrees Celsius) into the 20s (-3 degrees Celsius).
WADA says Swiss court overturns swimmer Sun's doping ban
At stake in a second CAS hearing would be Yang’s chance to compete at the pandemic-delayed 2020 Tokyo Olympics now set for July 2021. The Swiss court ruling appears to have swung on an objection by Sun’s lawyers to the chairman of the three-judge panel, former Italian foreign minister Franco Frattini. It is even possible to overturn a CAS verdict in the federal court and still lose the re-trial. When Canas went to federal court, Swiss judges ruled his right to be heard had been breached and sent back the case. Immediately, Sun said he planned to appeal to the Swiss Federal Tribunal, which is Switzerland’s highest court.
Tom Cruise insists on social distancing on set: ‘If I see you doing it again, you’re f—-ing gone’
FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020 file photo, actor Tom Cruise wears a face mask to prevent the spread of COVID-19 as he greets fans during a break from shooting Mission Impossible 7, along Rome's Fori Imperiali avenue. Tom Cruise has launched an expletive-laden rant at colleagues on the set of his latest Mission: Impossible movie after he reportedly spotted two workers failing to abide by social distancing rules. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, file)LONDON – Tom Cruise has launched an expletive-laden rant at colleagues on the set of his latest “Mission: Impossible” movie, after he reportedly spotted two workers failing to respect social distancing rules. Many movies have either been delayed until after the pandemic is over or because of COVID-related delays on set, including the seventh instalment of the “Mission: Impossible” franchise. During his outburst, Cruise notes the higher costs for insuring a movie in these times.
Metro Detroit weather: Snow in forecast for Wednesday
Midweek SnowOur one decent shot at snow this week arrives Wednesday. Even in the Metro and South Zones, any snow showers will accumulate less than one inch. There’s a fading chance at a rain or snow shower Saturday as a cold front falls apart as it approaches. Beyond that, there are no significant cooldowns, so expect to stay above normal all next week. Track the live Michigan Weather Radar here· Track severe weather alerts here· Submit storm photos here· Find more weather forecast articles at Weather Center
Live stream: Total solar eclipse crosses South America on Dec. 14, 2020
This year’s only total solar eclipse will cross South American countries Chile and Argentina on Monday, Dec. 14. Watch live coverage of the eclipse beginning at 9:30 a.m. EST Monday in the video player below, courtesy of Slooh. A total solar eclipse occurs when the moon is the perfect size and distance from Earth to block out the sun entirely when their orbits cross paths. A total solar eclipse will cross Chile and Argentina on Dec. 14, 2020. Another total solar eclipse is expected to cross just below Detroit in 2024.
Total solar eclipse to cross Chile, Argentina on Dec. 14, 2020
The only total solar eclipse of the year will cross South America on Monday, Dec. 14. A total solar eclipse will cross Chile and Argentina on Dec. 14, 2020. So, in those rare occurrences where the moon makes a direct path across the sun, we get a solar eclipse. Watch Slooh’s live coverage of the Dec. 14 total solar eclipse below. In 2024, a total solar eclipse will take a path quite close to Detroit.
Second chance for Northern Lights tonight in Michigan: Here’s the update
DETROIT – It appears that the Northern Lights (aurora borealis) didn’t get this far south Wednesday night to be visible in southern Michigan. See spectacular actual video of the solar flare that gave us this chance to see the aurora borealis above. Translation: There wasn’t enough “oomph” to push that ring of Northern Lights down to southern Michigan. What are the Northern Lights? They are known as “aurora borealis’ in the north and “aurora australis” in the south.
Northern Lights could be visible this week in Michigan: Here’s why and when
Second chance for Northern Lights Thursday night in Michigan: Here’s the updateA massive solar flare on the Sun erupted in the direction of Earth. If you see green or red in the sky, then you know you’re looking at the Northern Lights. Thursday morning update:It appears that the Northern Lights didn’t get this far south Wednesday night to be visible in southern Michigan. Translation: There wasn’t enough “oomph” to push that ring of Northern Lights down to southern Michigan. What are the Northern Lights?
Metro Detroit weather: Dry all week before rain arrives Saturday
DETROIT – Temperatures peak above normal Wednesday, and we’ll stay there through the weekend. Even morning low temperatures will stay above freezing (in most spots) starting Thursday morning and stretching through the weekend. But clouds will increase Friday ahead of a big rain (and some snow) maker for the weekend. Cooldown ComingThat weekend system marks a transition to more typical December weather, with highs just slightly above normal for the first half of next week. Track Weather· Track the live Michigan Weather Radar here· Track severe weather alerts here· Submit storm photos here· Find more weather forecast articles at Weather Center
Metro Detroit weather: Dry for days before rain arrives
Weekend Rain & SnowWe’re looking at one big player for the entire seven day forecast. The low pressure center at the heart of this system should track right through southern Michigan on its way to northern Ontario. So as of now, we’ll remain on the warm side of the system for Saturday, getting only rain. Warming UpTuesday will be the coldest day of the week, both on the high and low end. Track Weather· Track the live Michigan Weather Radar here· Track severe weather alerts here· Submit storm photos here· Find more weather forecast articles at Weather Center
Rita Ora says sorry for lockdown-breaching birthday party
LONDON – British singer Rita Ora apologized Monday for breaking lockdown rules by holding a birthday party, saying it was “a serious and inexcusable error of judgment.”The Sun newspaper ran photos of Ora and others, including models Cara and Poppy Delevingne, arriving at the Casa Cruz restaurant in London’s Notting Hill area on Saturday. Under lockdown rules that end Wednesday, all pubs and restaurants in England must close except for takeout and delivery, and people are barred from meeting indoors with members of other households. Ora, whose hits include “Anywhere” and “I Will Never Let You Down,” said she now realized “how irresponsible these actions were and I take full responsibility.”Reports of the party attracted widespread criticism. Asked about the event, Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s spokesman, Jamie Davies, said it was “important that everybody in society sets an example by following the rules. That is for every member of the public, including celebrities.”(backslash)Britain has Europe's worst coronavirus death toll, at over 58,000 people.
Metro Detroit weather: Record breaking Saturday
DETROIT – It’s official: today’s high of 71 degrees (21.5 degrees Celsius) broke our old record of 70 degrees (21 degrees Celsius), which was set way back in 1916. And we’ll be close to the next three days' record highs! Expect mostly sunny skies Sunday, with highs near 70 degrees (21 degrees Celsius). Mostly clear Sunday night, with lows in the low 50s (10 to 11 degrees Celsius). Temps will probably drop into the mid 50s (13 degrees Celsius) and hold steady until after the front comes through.
Metro Detroit weather: Beautiful November weekend ahead
DETROIT – I’ve been telling you for over a week now to start planning for an unusually beautiful November weekend, and it’s now here. Expect mostly sunny skies both today and Sunday, with highs of 70 degrees (21 degrees Celsius) both days. Saturday night’s low will be in the mid 40s to near 50 degrees (8 to 10 degrees Celsius). Mostly clear Sunday night, with lows in the low 50s (10 to 11 degrees Celsius). Temps will probably drop into the mid 50s (13 degrees Celsius) and hold steady until after the front comes through.
Metro Detroit weather forecast: Sunny and breezy Wednesday ahead
Even our early morning temperatures are milder in the upper 30s and low 40s as you head out the door on this Wednesday morning around Metro Detroit. Highs should hit the middle, or even upper 60s, with winds SW 7-17 mph gusting to 27 mph at times. That pesky breeze 5-15 mph gusting 20-25 mph will keep moving mild air in our direction. Friday through Monday is our best chance of seeing some potential record highs in Metro Detroit. Remember, the Local4Casters app is always your best weapon and tool when preparing for our crazy, changing weather, and it’s free!
Metro Detroit weather: Ready for some October thunderstorms?
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).
NASA’s Hubble telescope captures exploding star fade into oblivion
Hubble astronomers were using the supernova as part of a program to precisely measure the expansion rate of the universe — a key value in understanding the physical underpinnings of the cosmos. The supernova serves as a milepost marker to measure galaxy distances, a fundamental value needed for measuring the expansion of space. In the time-lapse sequence, spanning nearly a year, the supernova first appears as a blazing star located on the galaxy’s outer edge. This allows astronomers to measure the expansion rate of the universe. Over the past 30 years Hubble has helped dramatically improve the precision of the universe’s expansion rate.
Metro Detroit weather: Temperatures to touch or top the 80s this weekend
DETROIT – It’s like getting a bonus summer weekend! Highs in the 80s will stay with us through Sunday, but prepare for a big cool down next week. With high temperatures touching or topping 80 both weekend days, it will feel like we never left summer. And we continue to lose ground on the thermometer each day: highs in the 60s Tuesday and Wednesday, followed by 50s for Thursday through next weekend. WEATHERTrack the live Michigan Weather Radar hereTrack severe weather alerts hereSubmit storm photos hereFind more weather forecast articles at Weather Center
Metro Detroit weather: Final day of summer brings the 70s
DETROIT – It was a brilliant, Fall-like weekend, and it will be only slowly warming over the next couple of days. Most of Metro Detroit is dry and clear with temps in the mid to upper 40s as you head out and about this Monday morning. SUNRISE: 7:20 a.m.We hope you like 70s because we’re on our way there for a while this week. More sunshine on Wednesday with calm and comfortable overnights in the upper 40s to low 50s for the rest of the week. Don’t forget, the Local4Casters app is always your best weapon and tool when preparing for our crazy, changing weather and it’s free!
Metro Detroit weather forecast: Storms in the forecast this weekend
DETROIT – We’ve saved the best for last with a blue sky finish to our shortened work and school week. Temperatures are headed up for the weekend, but it won’t be completely dry. Weekend StormsThose clouds lead into scattered thunderstorms Saturday evening and overnight. If you put off a lot of outdoor activities until the weekend, keep an eye on the radar on the Local 4Casters app. There will be an afternoon wave that could scare up a few light scattered showers, but the coverage won’t be close to what’s coming through in the early morning.
Metro Detroit weather: What is that thing in the sky?
If you are out and about today, you may be startled, perhaps frightened at first, to see a large, circular yellow object in the sky. Highs in the upper 60s (20 to 21 degrees Celsius) will so much better than it did during the week with all of that cloud cover. Partly cloudy Friday night (we’ll probably start the night mostly moony, then see some passing clouds overnight). Partly cloudy skies Saturday morning will be replaced by incoming cloud cover by afternoon. Showers and thunderstorms are likely Saturday night ahead of the approaching cold front and a very dynamic accompanying upper level system.
Translation issues mar start of Sun Yang doping case hearing
Swimmer Sun Yang, right, from China, arrives for a public hearing at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Montreux, Switzerland, Friday, Nov. 15 2019. (Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone via AP)A blockbuster doping case got lost in translation with Chinese swimmer Sun Yang on the stand. The appeal case was brought by the World Anti-Doping Agency. When the case was first judged in January, Sun was only cautioned by a tribunal appointed by world swimming body FINA. Suns anti-doping history was detailed, with 180 samples given at competitions and during training from 2012-18.
Olympic champ Sun Yang faces public hearing in doping case
One of Chinas biggest Olympic stars will undergo a rare public trial of a doping case on Friday, Nov. 15, 2019 with his 2020 Tokyo Games place at stake. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)One of Chinas biggest Olympic stars will undergo a rare public hearing in a doping case on Friday with his 2020 Tokyo Games place at stake. The 2-meter tall (6-foot-7) Sun is the first Chinese man to win Olympic gold in swimming, in 400 meters freestyle at the 2012 London Games. It also involved a three-time Olympic champion swimmer who chose a public arena to answer allegations of tampering with a doping sample. SECOND VERDICTIf the CAS panel upholds the appeal, Suns previous ban means he risks a heavier sanction for a second offense.
Metro Detroit weekend construction guide: I-75 closure and more
Planned lane/road closures:I-75:Oakland SB 75, University Dr. to South Blvd., 1 LANE OPEN, Fri. 9 p.m-Sun. 5 a.m.Oakland - SB 75 ramp to/from University Dr, ramp intermittently closed, Fri. 9 p.m.-Sun. 5 a.m.Wayne EB/WB 94, W. Grand Blvd to Conner, 1 LANE OPEN, Fri. 9 p.m.-Mon. 11 a.m.-3 p.m.M-14:Wayne EB/WB M-14 near Beck, 1 LANE OPEN, 2 lanes closed intermittently, Sat. 6 a.m.-7 p.m.Oakland - SB US-24, Civic Center Dr. to 8 Mile, 2 lanes open, 2 lanes closed, Fri. 6 a.m.-Mon.