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Crews scramble to restore power to NE after storm

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Really? Detroit Halloween forecast calls for possible snow shower

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Really? Detroit Halloween forecast calls for possible snow shower


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Metro Detroit 5-day forecast: rainy, cooler

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Cold front moves in as rain moves out

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Cold front moves in as rain moves out


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Metro Detroit forecast for Wednesday: rainy, cooler

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Hot temperatures force another half-day for Detroit schools

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Irma likely not to impact Michigan weather; travelers not so lucky

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Saturday's weather forecast: A bit of relief from the cold
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Here comes La Nina, but it will be weak
Washington — La Nina, the cool flip side to El Nino, is returning for a second straight winter, forecasters said Thursday. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said a weak La Nina has formed and is expected to stick around for several months. La Nina is a natural cooling of parts of the Pacific that alters weather patterns around the globe   Read More ...
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Detroit weather: Gusty winds, then freezing temps, first snow
Dig your ice scraper out of the trunk if you didn't do it already. An early blast of arctic air moving into the state will send temperatures plunging and usher in freezing rain and snow in some areas, according to the National Weather Service in White Lake Township. Metro Detroit will see a sunny, pleasant afternoon with temperatures flirting with 50 degrees   Read More ...
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National Weather Service to begin issuing new type of snow warning in Michigan
DETROIT - The National Weather Service is adding a new type of snow warning in Michigan starting next year. Effective on or about January 3, 2018, the NWS will begin to issue, on an operational basis, the highly localized, polygon-based Snow Squall Warnings. NWS defines a snow squall as an intense, but limited duration, period of moderate to heavy snowfall, accompanied by strong, gusty surface winds and possibly lightning (generally moderate to heavy snow showers)   Read More ...
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Severe weather halts Michigan State-Penn State game for 3 1/2 hours
The weather delay was almost as long as the game. Penn State and Michigan State were delayed nearly 3 1/2 hours in the second quarter Saturday because of severe weather, which left both teams trying to figure out the best way to pass the time. Spartans coach Mark Dantonio said he was baffled to see someone come out of the shower — even though there was still more football to come once the game resumed   Read More ...
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New weather warning for Michigan: snow squalls
Buy Photo. Starting Jan. 3, 2018 the National Weather Service will begin issuing a new type of warning for Michigan's worst weather. Snow squall warnings are for Michigan's most dangerous life-threatening conditions. A snow squall will be issued in white-out conditions in heavy snow and blowing snow. Snow squall warnings will be issued in State College and Pittsburgh, Pa., Buffalo and Binghamton, N   Read More ...
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Trick-or-treat forecast: Bone-chilling cold
Halloween is going to be a real chiller. But instead of things going bump in the night giving everyone goosebumps, it'll be cold temperatures. "Temps are going to stay on the cooler side today with highs only around 40," said Sara Pampreen, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in White Lake Township. "By this evening, for trick-or-treating, our temps are going to feel like the low 30s   Read More ...
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Crews scramble to restore power to NE after storm
Portland, Maine — Utility crews scrambled to restore power throughout New England on Tuesday, one day after a severe storm packing hurricane-force wind gusts and torrential rain left more than a million customers without electricity and forced communities to postpone Halloween festivities due to damage. The storm knocked out power to nearly 1.5 million homes and business at its peak Monday across the region   Read More ...
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Really? Detroit Halloween forecast calls for possible snow shower
Buy Photo. If you have children trick-or-treating tonight, you may want to get them a coat: It's going to be a chilly one. Today's weather forecast calls for a high of 44 degrees with partly cloudy skies, some rain and potentially a snow shower mixed in, according to AccuWeather. Yes, a snow shower. That appears to be occurring earlier on in the day, if it does at all, but there is a 40-50% chance at a scattered shower this evening, when trick-or-treating takes place, with temperatures hovering between 39-42 degrees   Read More ...
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Severe weather sweeps through NE, 300K without power
Hartford, Conn. — Severe weather pounded the Northeast region with powerful winds and drenching rains early Monday, leaving nearly 300,000 without power. Southern New England appeared to suffer the brunt of the storm damage overnight. Eversource reported more than 155,000 Connecticut customers were without power around 6:30 a.m. Monday. National Grid also reported more than 141,000 customers were without power in New York state, Rhode Island and Massachusetts   Read More ...
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Cold, wind continue through Metro Detroit
Metro Detroiters can expect consistent cloudy weather for the next few days with high temperatures in the mid-40s and the lows around 30 degrees. "Cloudy, cold and a chance of precipitation should be consistent," Andrew Arnold, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in White Lake Township, said Saturday. While much of Monday will be sunny with highs near 49 degrees, wind gusts are expected around 30 mph in the late afternoon, Arnold said   Read More ...
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Heavy rains wash away portion of northern Mich. trail
Corwith Township — Officials say a stretch of the North Central State Trail in Michigan’s northern Lower Peninsula is closed after heavy rains washed away a portion of the trail. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources on Friday announced that the temporary closure affects part of the trail in Otsego County’s Corwith Township. The DNR says people should use area roads to bypass the closed portion of the trail until repairs are done   Read More ...
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Region gets 'first widespread frost' of fall
Overnight temperatures in Southeast Michigan dropped below the freezing point for the first time of the fall, the National Weather Service said. Drivers may have noticed frost on their cars this morning, in what National Weather Service meteorologist Alex Manion referred to as the "first widespread frost event" of fall 2017. Overnight, temperatures fell to the 20s in some parts of Southeast Michigan, including 29 degrees in Ann Arbor and 26 in White Lake Township   Read More ...
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Driverless car developers tackle rough weather
Rain, sleet and snow are challenging enough for human drivers. Bad weather conditions present an extra level of difficulty for developers of self-driving cars that depend on cameras and sensors to “see” the road and make the correct decisions at 70 miles per hour. Much work remains to get fully autonomous vehicles to operate under all conditions that can be managed by human drivers   Read More ...
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Michigan likely to get first snowfall in next 10 days
Just a few days ago, we experienced summer-like weather throughout the state. In another several days, we'll likely see our first snowfall of the season. Yep, sounds like Michigan, alright. The long-term weather forecast for several northern Michigan cities, such as Houghton, Marquette, Escanaba and Sault Ste. Marie, calls for dropping temperatures - highs mostly in the lower 40's, lows in the lower 30's - with hints of snow showers starting as early as Oct   Read More ...
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Weather Service checking to confirm Carolinas tornadoes
Raleigh, N.C. — The Carolinas are cleaning up after being slammed by severe thunderstorms with damaging winds and flooding and possible tornadoes that flipped tractor-trailers and small planes, broke storefront windows and pushed at least one house off its foundation. At least 98,000 homes and businesses lost power, forcing some schools to close Tuesday. The National Weather Service reported that many trees and power lines were brought down Monday afternoon and evening across western North Carolina and South Carolina   Read More ...
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Wet, chilly weather ahead as Detroit says goodbye to summer-like temps
Umbrellas and warm coats will be needed this week with rain starting today and chilly temperatures moving in by Wednesday. The National Weather Service in White Lake Township said about an inch of rain is expected Monday into Tuesday. “It’s not as much as we originally thought,’’ said meteorologist Sara Pampreen. “We’re going to have about an inch today through Tuesday morning   Read More ...
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Cold, rain, wind continue to move into Metro Detroit
The cold and rain expected to move into Metro Detroit over the weekend appear not to be in a rush, but they're still coming. "It just slowed down," said Sara Pampreen, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in White Lake Township. "It's just taking its time to get here." She said the area could see nearly an inch between Monday and early Tuesday morning   Read More ...
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Plumber: Rain showerheads awash with new features
Dear Ed: I want a rain-style showerhead and would like a little guidance from America’s favorite plumber! What new features should I look for in a rain-style head? Dear Pat: Rain-style showers are flooding the market, thanks to new water-saving technology and fancy features. Here’s three of my favorite rain style shower systems: Water tile panels. These overhead showers are flush with the ceiling and built into an ambient lighted panel   Read More ...
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Metro Detroit 5-day forecast: rainy, cooler
The weather forecast for Metro Detroit calls for rain and cool, fall-like temperatures, according to the National Weather Service. "Temperatures so far this October have been above average but as we head into next week, we'll fall back to average and a little below average," said Jordan Dale, a meteorologist with the weather service in White Lake Township. While there should be a dry Sunday, a cold front is going to push into the region on Monday, Dale said   Read More ...
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Detroit weather: Enjoy the warmer temperatures while you can
Catch the warmer temperatures while you can before southeast Michigan takes a slide toward chillier fall weather by the middle of next week. Highs and lows throughout the weekend are expected to be in the lower 70s, according to Sara Pampreen, a meteorologist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Detroit/Pontiac office. Saturday is expected to be mostly sunny and Sunday is expected to be partly sunny, according to forecasts on the NOAA Detroit/Pontiac website   Read More ...
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Detroit weather forecast for Oct. 19, 2017
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Cold front moves in as rain moves out
Buy Photo. Michigan’s quirky weather is expected to quiet down Sunday evening, with any remaining scattered light showers giving way to a new cold front; meanwhile high winds left thousands without power in southwest Michigan. A cooler air mass behind the cold front will drag temps into the upper 30s to lower 40s overnight Sunday, according to the National Weather Service, but some cloud cover and light wind should keep frost at bay in most areas   Read More ...
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Marathon organizers: Thunderstorms with lightning could force race cancellation
Buy Photo. Runners participating in Sunday’s Detroit Free Press/Chemical Bank Marathon have been put on alert that thunderstorms that produce lightning near the course will force organizers to cancel the race. The National Weather Service out of White Lake Township said the high Sunday is expected to reach 72 degrees with scattered thunderstorms in the area. A statement from event organizers, also posted on the marathon's Facebook page, said: “We're excited to kick off tomorrow's 40th anniversary of the Detroit Free Press/Chemical Bank Marathon, but our race day weather forecast has changed   Read More ...
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Poll: Americans blame wild weather on global warming
Washington — After hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria blitzed the nation, most Americans think weather disasters are getting more severe and see global warming’s fingerprints. A new poll from the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds that 68 percent of Americans think weather disasters seem to be worsening, compared to 28 percent who think they are staying the same and only 4 percent who say they are less severe   Read More ...
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Metro Detroit forecast for Wednesday: rainy, cooler
Buy Photo. Wednesday's forecast for Metro Detroit calls for rain and cool, fall-like temperatures, according to the National Weather Service. "It's going to rain for pretty much the whole day, at least well into the afternoon," said Mike Richter, a meteorologist with the weather service in White Lake Township. "It's just going to be a good soaking rain. We're looking at a general rainfall amount of less than an inch   Read More ...
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Nate marches across East Coast, dumping heavy rains
Biloxi, Miss. — Nate slogged its way across the East Coast on Monday, dumping heavy rains and bringing gusty winds to inland states as a tropical depression, a day after Hurricane Nate brought a burst of flooding and power outages to the U.S. Gulf Coast. Nate spared the region the kind of catastrophic damage left by a series of hurricanes that hit the southern U   Read More ...
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Most power expected to be restored by Monday
Thousands of people across Michigan lost power during weekend storms, although all but a handful were expected to have their service restored by Monday morning. A storm front moved through the state Saturday night with strong wind gusts, knocking out power to more than 50,000 DTE Energy and Consumers Energy customers. “After the high winds and thunderstorms (Saturday), we had 22,000 DTE customers without power,” company spokeswoman Anne O’Dell said Sunday night, adding there were still about 2,500 customers without power   Read More ...
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Hundreds without power after strong winds sweep state
Detroit — Strong winds blasted through parts of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula, knocking tree limbs onto power lines and cutting electricity to hundreds of homes and businesses. The driver of an ice cream truck and two customers received minor injuries after a tree toppled onto the vehicle’s roof Saturday afternoon in Kalamazoo. Police say the driver was reaching into the cooler for ice cream when the tree fell   Read More ...
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Tropical storm drenches Nicaragua, threatens Gulf Coast
Managua, Nicaragua — Newly formed Tropical Storm Nate was blamed Thursday for at least 22 deaths across Central America as it dumped rain across the region on a path that would carry it toward a potential landfall on the U.S. Gulf Coast as a hurricane over the weekend. Louisiana officials ordered some people to evacuate coastal areas and barrier islands, and evacuations began at some offshore oil platforms in the Gulf   Read More ...
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Michigan football vs. Michigan State weather: Band of rain, storms to hit during game
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - It's college football rivalry week in the state as Michigan State will travel to Ann Arbor this weekend for a matchup with Michigan. The Wolverines are No. 7 in the country after their 4-0 start, while the Spartans are off to a strong start at 3-1. Local 4Caster Paul Gross took a look at the weather forecast for the night game at Michigan Stadium   Read More ...
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Tropical storm forms off Mexico coast
Mexico City — A new tropical storm formed off the southern Pacific coast of Mexico on Wednesday, while another system that could eventually reach the U.S. as a hurricane was developing off of Central America. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Tropical Storm Ramon was expected to move parallel to the Mexican coast over the next day or so, bringing heavy rain to southwestern Mexico, though it wasn’t projected to reach hurricane force   Read More ...
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Hurricane Maria weakens as it moves north in Atlantic
Maria’s maximum sustained winds Tuesday morning are near 75 mph. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Maria is expected to keep gradually weakening and is forecast to become a tropical storm Tuesday night or Wednesday. The storm is centered about 210 miles southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, and is moving north at 7 mph. A tropical storm warning is in effect for a swath of the North Carolina coast from Bogue Inlet to the Virginia border   Read More ...
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Some Michigan schools closing early again amid heat wave
DETROIT (AP) — Some Michigan schools are closing early for one more day amid a fall heat wave that's wrapping up. The Detroit Public Schools Community District is sending home students following a half-day Tuesday and canceling afternoon sports. It's the second consecutive day of early dismissal for the district. Schools in the Grand Rapids and Flint areas are among those also closing early   Read More ...
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