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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. 

Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

Sunny skies are expected for Monday and Tuesday. Shower chances return midweek. 

Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

You may need to keep a rain jacket handy for Easter egg hunts and Easter Sunday services. 

Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

The National Weather Service forecasts partly sunny skies on Friday and chance of showers on Saturday. 

Cars on Lansing area highway
WKAR-MSU

The National Weather Service forecasts a chance of showers on Thursday. 

National Weather Service

EF-1 tornado with 90 mph winds confirmed in western Michigan.

Storm
Flickr/Benjamin Benson

Property destroyed by possible tornado in Kent County on Monday night.

National Weather Service

The Greater Lansing area is under a Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 11:00 p.m. 

Severe Storms Possible This Afternoon

Apr 10, 2017
National Weather Service Grand Rapids

Stay weather aware for possible severe storms this afternoon, including heavy rain, hail and high winds.

Flood Warnings Issued; Local Roads Closed

Apr 7, 2017
East Lansing Police Dept.

Flooding caused by recent rains and snow melt closed some Lansing area roads on Friday.

Weekend Warm Up Ahead for Lansing

Apr 6, 2017
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

Spring-like weather returns to the greater Lansing area this weekend after days of rain and snow.

man with rain gauge
Kevin Lavery / WKAR-MSU

Winter is slowly coming to an end in Michigan.  But the arrival of spring means watching out for severe storms.  Last Tuesday, three confirmed tornado touchdowns were reported in southwest Michigan.

When the storms strike, the National Weather Service office in Grand Rapids relies on a network of volunteer weather spotters to keep an eye on the sky. 

Dean Baas

Warmer weather in February means that insect pests are returning sooner than usual. 

For farmers, these early insects might be a problem if certain kinds of green vegetation remain in the field when they arrive looking for winter cover crops. 

Common house fly
Richard Bartz / Wiki Commons

Michigan residents can expect insect pests earlier than normal this year. According to Michigan State University Entomologist Howard Russell, it's the result of the recent stretch of warm weather this winter.

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