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snowy road, CATA bus
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

Meteorologists are warning of wintry weather conditions for swaths of the southern half of Michigan on Christmas Eve.

Many mid-Michigan schools will be closed Thursday because of Wednesday's snow storm that dumped 5-8 inches of snow on the area. Here is the list:

Many Schools are Closed Due to Weather Conditions

Dec 13, 2017
Winter
Amanda Barberena / WKAR-MSU

Due to weather conditions, evening activities at many schools in the mid-Michigan area have been cancelled.

National Weather Service

Prepare to deal with snow all day today and especially this evening. 


Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

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. 


City of Holland

State officials say the flow of crude oil through twin underwater pipelines has been halted temporarily because of high winds and waves in the channel where Lakes Huron and Michigan meet.

Expect Snow, Not Ice On Great Lakes This Winter

Dec 4, 2017
April Van Buren/WKAR

Over the past two winters, the Great Lakes have had a below-average ice cover. And that's expected to continue this year. 

Spartan Stadium in winter
Melissa Benmark / WKAR

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
WKAR

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.


Lansing
WKAR File Photo / WKAR-MSU

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. 


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.


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
Quinn Dombrowski / flickr creative commons

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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