Weather News

  • Go big or go home: Severe weather threat a semi-bust due to key reasons.
    With any thunderstorm threat now over, it’s safe to say this was a semi-bust. We still had severe weather, but not to the original forecasted extent. The reason for that would be the storms that arrived around 8 am and continued through 2 pm. Those initial storms struck when the atmosphere was not primed, nor […]
  • WEATHER AUTHORITY ALERT DAY DECLARED: Wednesday may be dangerous, all severe weather types possible
    Wednesday the 5th of April has been declared a Weather Authority Alert Day due to the high possibility of strong tornadoes, very large hail, and damaging winds. A significant severe weather ‘outbreak’ is forecasted for Wednesday between 12 PM and 8 PM. Following the Storm Prediction Center (SPC) updates, we are going ever more confident, […]
  • Cooler temps this week; Snow returns for the weekend
    Good Evening Mid-Michigan! It’s been a rollercoaster of temperatures the past few weeks as the polar vortex is shearing apart and releasing bubbles of colder air over the northern U.S. For tonight, expect snow showers developing with a low of around 25, with winds gusting as high as 24 mph. For the rest of this […]
  • Severe weather possible today and tomorrow
    This summer was quiet in terms of severe weather, however, a renewed chance of severe weather is possible this afternoon/evening, overnight, and tomorrow. As of now for today, the main threats appear to include large hail and maybe a damaging wind gust or two for Mid, South Western, North Western, and West Central Michigan. For […]
  • All of lower Michigan under heat warnings and advisories
    Wednesday is forecasted to be a very hot day with temperatures in the upper 90s and heat index values around 100° to 105°, with some areas approaching 107°. The heat index is a ‘feels like’ value for how hot it will feel in the shade. It is even more dangerous when in direct sunlight. The […]
  • Snow starts the week; warm temps wrap it up
    Today was chilly across the state as a low-pressure system coupled with cold air bring snow to Mid-Michigan. Some areas saw snow totals of 1 to 3 inches. At press time, snow has begun to taper off and will continue to do so as the night turns to morning. For your Tuesday as the low […]
  • Severe weather possible on Wednesday
    Spring has sprung! Days are longer, frogs are croaking and the clouds are thundering. That’s right, Wednesday looks to be a severe weather day for us in Michigan. We are 3 days out and the models, paired with National Weather Service discussions are looking rather interesting. Let’s break it down. Daytime heating Currently, as we […]
  • Mid-April predicted to be warmer and wetter
    The Climate Prediction Center’s outlooks have been released, and show good news. Temperatures are expected to be above average, which translates to warmer. However, it also shows precipitation to be above average, meaning mid-April will be warmer and wetter. Next Tuesday we are expecting temps near 67°, which certainly supports our temperature predictions. Now if […]
  • Temperatures to fall slightly next week
    As we have had two days in the 60s to lower 70’s we may be getting used to the summertime feel. However, by next week our temperatures will slightly fall, resulting in temperatures around the upper 40s to just maybe lower 50s. Here is a breakdown of our weekend and next week. Today, Friday – […]
  • Today was warm, tomorrow cold; Wintry mess in tap for Wednesday
    Today was a very mild day across the area, with temperatures around 47° to 48°, with some locations topping near 50°. But that was just a tease, as the real seasonable weather arrives tomorrow, bringing heavy snow, cold air, and gusty winds. The National Weather Service has upgraded the existing Winter Storm Watches to Winter […]
  • Warmer day tomorrow; Possible ‘major’ winter storm Wednesday thru Thursday
    Good Evening, by press time we have enjoyed a day full of warmth, topping at 31°F around 3 pm. Another warm day is in store, tomorrow, bringing temperatures near, if not a bit over 40°. However, as we know in Michigan, you cant have warmth without rain. After tomorrow, we hit hump day, and that’s […]
  • Winter weather advisories expire; messy roads continue, Monday snowfall makes messy evening commute
    Snow that fell through the day Monday has begun to taper off, with to the Winter Weather Advisories expiring at 7pm, however, the Monday evening commute still suffers as road crews typically fully activate until late tonight. According to the MDOT MiDrive Map, we only have 4 accidents across the state. Three of which are […]
  • Clipper system to bring a snowy mess Monday
    The National Weather Service in Detroit/Pontiac has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for a portion of Southeast Michigan, basically along the I-69 corridor and south. This area could see 2 to 4 inches. The advisory is in effect from 7am to 7pm this evening. Drivers should be aware that the Monday evening commute could be […]
  • VIDEO: Gusty winds blow down powerline
    Saturday’s gusty winds were strong enough to take down this powerline. VIDEO:
  • Wind Advisory issued for all of SE MI
    The National Weather Service in Detroit/Pontiac has issued a WIND ADVISORY until 7pm tonight. WHAT…West winds 20 to 25 mph with gusts up to 45 mphexpected. WHERE…All of southeast Michigan. WHEN…From 10 AM this morning to 7 PM EST this evening. IMPACTS…Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects.Tree limbs could be blown down and a […]
  • Thanksgiving Day winter storm? Thankfully it seems to be a bust
    The National Weather Service earlier last week was keeping an eye on a possible Thanksgiving Day winter storm, which was set to drop up to 6 inches of snow on the west side of the state, while making travel hazardous across Mid-Michigan. Thankfully, it now appears to be a bust. While snow showers are possible […]
  • Severe weather returns for Mon. Evening/night
    The Storm Prediction Center has placed all of Mid-Michigan under a Slight Risk for severe weather Monday evening and night, from about 6pm onward. All storm modes are possible, with damaging winds, large hail, heavy rain and isolated tornaodes are all possible. This post will be updated.
  • Flood Watch issued for all of SE MI
    Today through Thursday, the National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch for all of SE Michigan, due to concerns for heavy rainfall to develop along an approaching, then later stalled strong cold front across our area. 2 to 4 inches of heavy rain will be possible with this system. Here is the complete watch […]
  • More severe weather possible today, round two
    Early AM: While Michigan’s August severe weather season has started off as impressive; showing us that mother nature means business, we are in for day two of possible severe weather as a cold front bringing relief will drop through the area tomorrow. The Storm Prediction Center has placed all of lower Michigan under a Marginal […]
  • Severe weather possible Tonight, early Thursday morning
    2:00 AM Update: The main line of storms is sinking more south than east, thankfully. However, the Storm Prediction Center has issued Severe Thunderstorm Watch #400 for extreme southwestern lower Michigan until 9am (PURPLE). For Mid-Michigan, The slight risk still remains. Isolated severe storms are still possible as the night continues on. This post will […]
  • Multiple tornadoes hit Thumb and SE MI, Storm surveys complete
    The National Weather Service in Detroit/Pontiac will have a busy first half of the week as they complete storm surveys of confirmed tornadoes. The following is a compilation of the tornado warnings, broken down by time and order from first to fifth. Huron County 4:26 pm-5:03 pm 4:26 pm: The first tornado warning was issued […]
  • Severe weather possible Today
    Today could be a stormy day as we get closer to the afternoon hours. The SPC has placed much of lower Michigan under a Slight Risk for severe weather. Storm are expected to fire between 3pm and Midnight, according to the NWS. Isolated severe thunderstorms will form along a sinking cold front as the day […]
  • Confirmed tornado hits Port Austin; EF-2 rating
    (Photo Credits are listed in gallery mode as image name) As tornado warnings were issued all day, one storm was unwarned, but caused significant damage. The NWS in Detroit has confirmed that a EF-2 tornado with winds around 120 mph hit Port Austin last night around 6:50pm. The NWS said in the survey overview: “One […]
  • Heavy rain and severe storms forecast this weekend, localized flooding among the threats
    This weeked could be a washout, the National Weather Service says areas could receive up to 1 to 2 inches, with locally heavier amounts possible,however, Certain models were throwing out values near 4 to 5 inches. There is also a Marginal Risk for severe weather on Friday, and you’ve guessed it, there is the littlest […]
  • Severe weather possible today, forecasters have confidence in development
    As rain has occluded and cancelled out the past two days of severe weather, a clear morning gives high confidence to todays threat. Today, the Storm Prediction Center has placed the Thumb under a Marginal Risk, The I-69 corridor in a Slight Risk, and M-59 and south/west under an Enhanced Risk for severe weather. The […]
  • Severe weather possible Saturday, iso. tornado threat
    The Storm Prediction Center has placed, once again, southeast Michigan under a severe weather risk of Marginal, with an isolated tornado risk. Storms yesterday afternoon failed to fire due to rain yesterday morning. Wet ground does not heat up as fast as dry ground, topping the high temps off around 75F with select locations at […]
  • Severe weather possible again in SE MI
    The Storm Prediction Center as placed much of southeast Michigan under a Marginal Risk for severe weather today. The main threats include Damaging winds up to 60 mph, and Large hail up to 1 inch in diameter. The setup is as follows, tonight a MCS (Mesoscale convective system) will roll out of Wisconsin overnight into […]
  • Mid and Lower MI under severe weather risk
    The Storm Prediction Center has placed all of Mid and Lower Michigan under a Marginal Risk of severe weather for this afternoon and evening/overnight. Large hail and damaging winds up to 60 mph will be the main threats.Storms should start firing around 4pm this afternoon, lasting until 12am. The latest Storm Prediction Center outlook noted […]
  • Drivers beware, Heavy rains cause flooding in Pontiac
    It was a wet day for most of Mid and Southeast Michigan, with rain totals near 1 inch or slightly more in Oakland County. Oakland County 911 is asking everyone to avoid flooded roads around the Pontiac and Waterford areas. As stated in their Local Storm Report: “COUNTY DISPATCH REPORTED STREET FLOODING IN NUMEROUS LOCATIONS […]
  • Summer storms to accompany summer heat and humidity
    As summer begins to ramp up, our chances for summertime storms do as well. As we look forward into this week, we can see the forecast looking like summer. Today, Chance of Thunderstorms. High 84, Low 67. Tomorrow, Chance of Thunderstorms. High 84, Low 67. Wednesday, Chance of Showers and Thunderstorms. High 84, Low 65. […]
  • Ozone Action Day in effect for west and east sides of the State
    Air Quality Alert in effect for Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair, Washtenaw and Wayne counties Today and tomorrow, with warmer temperatures comes the ever frequent Air Quality Alerts, now in effect for both sides of the state. According to the National Weather Service and Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy. With no rain, […]
  • National Weather Service issues Red Flag Warning for northern Michigan
    The National Weather Service in Gaylord has issued a Red Flag Warning for much of northern Michigan until 8pm EDT. Due to winds around 10 to 20 mph, gusting to 30, Humidity around 30-40 percent, and temperatures soaring into the 90’s, its no wonder that fires are going to be a problem if ignited. The […]
  • Warmer weather makes a comeback
    Mid-Michigan, its time to make sure those A/C Units are in order. We are forecasted to have temperatures in the lower to mid 90’s. The forecast through this period of warm weather is also going to be dry, as there will be no firing mechanisms for thunderstorms in the afternoons. Make sure to keep you […]