Weather

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

Road Closures Due to Flooding

20 hours ago
Jason Vlahos / WKAR-MSU

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

WLNS.com live stream screen grab (WKAR media partner)

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 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. 


School Closings And Delays: Feb. 21

Feb 21, 2018
Back of a school bus
Courtesy

There are several school closings and delays due to weather.

Grand River photo
WKAR File Photo

Later this week, the Grand River in Lansing is expected to be at its highest level since 1985. The National Weather Service predicts the river to be cresting at 14 feet on Friday.


School Delays And Closings: Monday, Feb. 12th

Feb 12, 2018
Charlie Nick / WKAR-MSU

There are school delays and closings on February 12th, 2018 due to weather.

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Updated at 6:30 a.m.: The Lansing and Jackson school districts and several other districts have closed ahead of a winter storm on February 9. Some parts of the Lansing area are expected to receive 6-8 inches of snow. Areas to the south could receive 8-10 inches of snow. Click on this story to see the list.

Winter
Amanda Barberena / WKAR-MSU

A wintry blast of weather it taking aim at the Upper Midwest, with forecasters warning that the storm could bring up to a foot of snow to some states.

Satellite image of Michigan
NOAA

There’s a winter weather advisory in effect from 9 p.m. tonight until midnight Friday for heavy snow.

School Delays: Wednesday, February 7th

Feb 7, 2018
Scott Pohl/WKAR

There are severals schools being delayed due to today 's wintry weather. 

Snow Day In Mid-Michigan

Jan 29, 2018
Charlie Nick / WKAR-MSU

This morning, there are several school closings throughout mid-Michigan. We received around 7-8 inches overnight and are expected to receieve around 1-2 more inches throughout the day. Roads are slick due to the amount of snow so be careful driving while you commute.

School Closings: Monday, Jan. 29

Jan 29, 2018
Charlie Nick / WKAR-MSU

UPDATED: 9:11 AM The following schools are closed Monday, January 29th

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