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Downtown Lansing is gearing up for the 33rd annual Silver Bells in the city parade and state of Michigan tree lighting on Friday night. But if you're planning to go, meteorologists advise you keep the rain gear handy.


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With temperatures on forecasted to be near record highs, several schools will dismiss early on  Monday.

This weekend, Current State takes an in-depth look at what happened when organizations asked the state Civil Rights Commission to ban discrimination of GLBTQ people in Michigan. Plus, we hear from Capital region residents who have loved ones in earthquake damaged Mexico City and hurricane damaged Puerto Rico. We'll go on a tour of a community center helping Lansing for nearly 50 years. 


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Lansing is expecting an early autumn heat wave over the next few days, with high temperatures possibly reaching or exceeding 90 degrees.


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Severe thunderstorms that packed heavy rains and damaging winds spawned a suspected tornado in northern Michigan.

Air Quality Alert Issued In Metro Detroit Region

Jul 18, 2017
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The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has declared an action day for several counties in Michigan, including Livingston, Oakland, Wayne, Macomb and Monroe. An excessive amount of ozone triggered the air quality alert, trapping pollutants and heat close to the surface.

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National Weather Service says you need to be prepared for high winds, heavy rains overnight.  

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The National Weather Service is forecasting some chances for storms the next few days. The greatest chance of damaging wind gusts will be Tuesday night or Wednesday.  

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The Capitol region communities of Charlotte and Potterville experienced a power outages following overnight storms, and businesses are working to adapt.  


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Thunderstorms packing winds exceeding 60 mph caused damage across Michigan, knocking out power to tens of thousands of customers.


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The Latest on damaging storms in Michigan (all times local):

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Crews in western Michigan are working to remove downed trees and power lines that are blocking some roadways following severe thunderstorms.

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Preliminary assessments show the cost of flood damage to public and private property in a central Michigan county is near $90 million.

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Officials say people using rivers and trails for recreation should be cautious following recent flooding in mid-Michigan.

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Gov. Rick Snyder says federal officials will conduct an assessment with local entities to look at damages and response costs after recent flooding in mid-Michigan.

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A fourth mid-Michigan county has declared a state of emergency following recent flooding.

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