Weather

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

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National Weather Service meteorologist Jared Maples said there will be light snow in the late morning and again in the evening. Temperatures will also drop Monday night and on Tuesday. 


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Crashes involving about three dozen vehicles have closed part of westbound Interstate 94 in southwestern Michigan.

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Authorities say a 25-year-old man has died after being struck by a vehicle while clearing snow from the driveway of his home in Michigan's northern Lower Peninsula.

Spartan Stadium in winter
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Enjoy Monday’s warm weather because Michigan will change over to winter in less than 48 hours!  National Weather Service meteorologist Brian Mead says an arctic blast is coming and it will be here for a while.


Fireworks over the state capitol dome and christmas tree
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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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The National Weather Service is testing a new snow squall warning system designed to help motorists in whiteout conditions avoid deadly chain reaction crashes at high speeds.

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Western Michigan's matchup with Akron was postponed on Saturday due to flooding on the playing field caused by heavy rains. The game has been rescheduled for Sunday afternoon.

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

Reginald Hardwick / WKAR Public Media

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


City of Houston, Texas after Hurricane Harvey
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Nathan Moore, associate professor of the Department of Geography, Environment and Spacial Sciences at Michigan State University talks with WKAR's Brooke Allen about Hurricane Harvey's impact on Houston. 


JOURNEY 12 SS Fishing Kayak
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A western Michigan company is sending about 2,000 kayaks to parts of Texas and Louisiana to help with flooding relief and rescue efforts following Harvey.

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Farmers and ranchers in 14 Michigan counties are eligible for emergency loans due to widespread damage amid severe storms and flash flooding in June. The update from the U.S.

Reginald Hardwick / WKAR Public Media

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
smokestacks photo
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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.

National Weather Service

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

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