Michigan’s Thumb region is latest COVID hotspot
If you look at cases per 100,000 people, the Thumb -- Michigan’s 10th district -- becomes prominent. Less populated areas, like Macomb and St. Clair counties have critically high COVID transmission. RELATED: Tracking COVID-19 weekly growth factor by Michigan countyAdIn St. Clair County, the rate of COVID tests returning positive is nearly 27% -- higher than it ever was during the winter surge. In St. Clair County, more than one in four people are testing positive. The average number of new cases per million in St. Clair County is higher than it has ever been since the pandemic started.
Metro Detroit weather: Snow arriving after midnight, Saturday night
Skies are cloudy and the air is chilly and cold enough for snow showers to arrive and develop, tonight. As it expands, light snow spreads across the region, from Lenawee and Monroe counties northward over Detroit and through The Thumb by dawn. Sunday will be cloudy with light snow, especially in the morning and midday. Snow showers are possible Monday night into early Tuesday morning. · 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: Cool and rainy Saturday ahead
Temperatures start above freezing from The Thumb, through Detroit and down to the Ohio border; in the upper 30s and low 40s. Temps will be in the middle 40s by midday. Highs will be in the middle and upper 30s. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday will be partly to mostly cloudy with highs in the middle and upper 30s and lows in the 20s each day. · Track the live Michigan Weather Radar here· Track severe weather alerts here· Submit storm photos here· Find more weather forecast articles at Weather Center
First solid snow to hit part of Michigan on Monday
Monday’s system might be the first really meaty snow of the year for Southeast Michigan and The Thumb, according to MLive Meteorologist Mark Torregrossa. (He’s on vacation, but with snow coming, we gave him a quick call anyway for a little insight into this storm). The U.S. forecast model shows heavy snow over Southeast Michigan. “This will be the first widespread, somewhat meaty snow for the Southeast part of Michigan,” Torregrossa said. Right now, it’s estimated that snowfall for Southeast Michigan could be 2 to 4 inches on Monday.mlive.com
Coast Guard rescues 5 people, dog from sinking boat in Lake Huron
BAY CITY, Mich. – Five people and a dog have been rescued from a sinking boat in Saginaw Bay. The 50-foot vessel was halfway submerged and one person wearing a life jacket was in the water when a Coast Guard rescue boat arrived after 11 a.m. Wednesday, the Coast Guard said Thursday in a release. A line was tossed to the person who was pulled aboard the Coast Guard Station Saginaw River rescue boat. The other four people and the dog were helped aboard the rescue boat from the sinking vessel. Salvage crews were working Thursday on a plan to remove the sinking boat from Saginaw Bay, according to the Coast Guard.
Medstar to become ambulance provider for McLaren Bay
BAY CITY, Mich. Michigans largest 911 EMS and mobile healthcare provider, Medstar, will become the ambulance provider for McLaren Bay Region and the surrounding communities. McLaren Bay Region has provided emergency transportation services to Bay County more than 40 years. We recognize the commitment of McLaren Bay Region and the EMS employees over the last four decades, and look forward to building on that legacy with expanded services, additional vehicles, and new equipment, said Medstar CEO Kolby Miller. Medstar will also extend its EMT and nationally-recognized Paramedic education programs into Bay County as part of our training and workforce development initiatives. We look forward to welcoming the personnel from McLaren Bay Region into positions serving Bay County, as well as adding additional shifts and personnel.The transition will also extend Medstar LifeFlights air medical services to critically ill and injured patients in Bay County.