Weather

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

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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.

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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.


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.

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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.

National Weather Service

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

National Weather Service

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.  

Potterville traffic light photo
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About 27,000 Consumers Energy customers remained without power Sunday morning after crews worked throughout the night to restore service following severe storms in Michigan. 

Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

The greater Lansing area will see patchy frost in the next few mornings but a sunny weekend is ahead.

Showers and thunderstorms are possible tonight and tomorrow.

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This week is dedicated to getting Michigan families prepared for tornadoes, floods and other forms of severe weather. 


Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

Tuesday will be mostly sunny. There is a 50 percent chance of rain on Wednesday. 

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