Weather

Capital Region forecasts from the National Weather Service and weather stories from WKAR Public Media.

WLNS-TV Lansing (WKAR media partner)

Michigan utility companies say they expect to have nearly all electrical outages repaired by Monday night, which would be three days after several thousands of home and businesses lost power following high winds.

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Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

Crews from several states are helping to restore power to tens of thousands of customers without service in Michigan after a weekend storm brought freezing rain, high winds and snow.

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Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

A winter storm brought ice to the capital region on Sunday morning. Meteorologists expect snow tonight-tomorrow. 


Erik Kostrewza in WKAR Studio
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

It may still be chilly outside but in a matter of weeks, we may be dealing with severe thunderstorms, hail, flooding or even tornadoes! This is severe weather awareness week in Michigan. WKAR’s Reginald Hardwick talked with WLNS 6 News meteorologist Erik Kostrewza about the hazards, starting with flooding.

Snow in Lansing
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

A spring storm dumped more than a foot of snow in parts of Michigan's northern Lower Peninsula and is blamed for creating hazardous road conditions seen as a factor in three traffic deaths.

Facebook page of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Lansing

Some Michigan churchgoers received an Easter surprise when their century-old sanctuary re-opened its doors for the first service in more than a year after a wind storm tore through the building.

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Kevin Lavery / WKAR-MSU

The U.S. Small Business Administration is working with the state police and local emergency managers to conduct damage assessments following flooding last month in Michigan.

Jason Vlahos / WKAR-MSU

Today, Gov. Rick Snyder declared a state of disaster in Lansing, Grand Rapids and 17 Michigan counties. It follows the heavy rainfall and snowmelt that caused widespread flooding in late February.

Reginald Hardwick / WKAR Public Media

Lansing mayor Andy Schor talked with WKAR's Brooke Allen about the flooding and cleanup in Lansing. 


Road Closures Due to Flooding

Feb 23, 2018
Jason Vlahos / WKAR-MSU

As of noon today, here are the roads that are currently closed:

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Lansing mayor Andy Schor, U.S. Rep. Mike Bishop and Lansing township supervisor Dion'trae Hayes talked Friday morning about the flooding caused by the Grand River. 

Jason Vlahos / WKAR-MSU

Flooding from the River Raisin in southeastern Michigan is closing roads and leaving homes in some low-lying areas surrounded by water.

MSU police barrier at flooded sidewalk
Jason Vlahos / WKAR-MSU

INCLUDES MAP | UPDATED Thursday 2:00 p.m.: There are no evacuations on the Michigan State University campus as water from the Red Cedar River continues to rise. Several roads and parking lots remain closed.


Erik Kostrewza in WKAR Studio
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

WLNS-TV meteorologist Erik Kostrzewa joined WKAR Morning Edition host Brooke Allen in studio on Thursday morning to talk about the conditions that caused the severe flooding around the Lansing area. He also explained why driving in even 2-feet of water is terribly dangerous and what's created an epidemic of potholes in our area. 


Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

Lansing mayor Andy Schor expects nearly 300 homes to be severely flooded. A lot of concern is in the Urbandale neighborhood west of US 127 and north of I-496. WKAR went with along with two volunteers as they spread the word about evacuation orders for the Urbandale neighborhood in Lansing on Wednesday evening. 


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