Weather

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

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Heavy rains have caused more flooding in parts of Michigan's Upper Peninsula that were still working to recover from last month's severe flooding.

Ingham County Fire Departments Ban Open Fires

Jul 11, 2018
dry field in East Lansing
Vince Rogers / WKAR-MSU

Several fire departments in Ingham County are saying no to summer bonfires through the next few days. 

Cristo Rey
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR Public Media

With an excessive heat warning issued for Michigan this weekend, there are several places to go if you need to escape from hot temperatures. 

flood damage, Upper Peninsula, Houghton County
Nicole Walton / WNMU public media

UPDATED MONDAY 9:30 p.m.: Heavy rains also flooded roads in northern areas of Minnesota, causing some sections to collapse. In parts of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, where up to 7 inches (18 centimeters) of rain was reported, swollen waterways washed away roads, leaving behind large chunks of concrete and asphalt, making some streets impassible.

WLNS-TV Lansing (WKAR media partner)

Michigan utility companies say they expect to have nearly all electrical outages repaired by Monday night, which would be three days after several thousands of home and businesses lost power following high winds.

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Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

Crews from several states are helping to restore power to tens of thousands of customers without service in Michigan after a weekend storm brought freezing rain, high winds and snow.

icy windshield
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

A winter storm brought ice to the capital region on Sunday morning. Meteorologists expect snow tonight-tomorrow. 


Erik Kostrewza in WKAR Studio
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

It may still be chilly outside but in a matter of weeks, we may be dealing with severe thunderstorms, hail, flooding or even tornadoes! This is severe weather awareness week in Michigan. WKAR’s Reginald Hardwick talked with WLNS 6 News meteorologist Erik Kostrewza about the hazards, starting with flooding.

Snow in Lansing
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

A spring storm dumped more than a foot of snow in parts of Michigan's northern Lower Peninsula and is blamed for creating hazardous road conditions seen as a factor in three traffic deaths.

Facebook page of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Lansing

Some Michigan churchgoers received an Easter surprise when their century-old sanctuary re-opened its doors for the first service in more than a year after a wind storm tore through the building.

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Kevin Lavery / WKAR-MSU

The U.S. Small Business Administration is working with the state police and local emergency managers to conduct damage assessments following flooding last month in Michigan.

Jason Vlahos / WKAR-MSU

Today, Gov. Rick Snyder declared a state of disaster in Lansing, Grand Rapids and 17 Michigan counties. It follows the heavy rainfall and snowmelt that caused widespread flooding in late February.

Reginald Hardwick / WKAR Public Media

Lansing mayor Andy Schor talked with WKAR's Brooke Allen about the flooding and cleanup in Lansing. 


Road Closures Due to Flooding

Feb 23, 2018
Jason Vlahos / WKAR-MSU

As of noon today, here are the roads that are currently closed:

WLNS.com live stream screen grab (WKAR media partner)

Lansing mayor Andy Schor, U.S. Rep. Mike Bishop and Lansing township supervisor Dion'trae Hayes talked Friday morning about the flooding caused by the Grand River. 

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