National Weather Service

About 196,000 utility customers in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula are without electricity after a storm packing strong winds, hail and lightning crossed parts of the state.

tornado damage
National Weather Service

Authorities say severe thunderstorms that moved across Michigan spawned a weak tornado in western Michigan that damaged barns and knocked down trees.

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The National Weather Service has announced a statewide tornado drill to take place in Michigan at 1 p.m. on Wednesday. The drill is completely voluntary, but officials are encouraging residents to participate in their safety efforts.

Edgewood Blvd., Lansing, snow
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UPDATED Thursday at 6:15 p.m.: Consumers Energy says Michiganders will be able to end the voluntary reduction of heat at midnight. MSU returns to normal operations and tonight will be not as cold. Click here for headlines related to extreme cold in Michigan.

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A storm dropped more than a foot (1/3 meter) of snow on parts of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, creating hazardous driving conditions and keeping some students home from school.

State Capitol, inauguration
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Prepare for cold and wet weather if your plans include going out for New Year’s celebration tonight or seeing the Michigan inauguration in person tomorrow.

Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

The forecasters at the National Weather Service are among those working without a paycheck because of the federal government shutdown.

WKAR-News / Joe Dandron

Heavy snow fell throughout the Capital region on Monday morning, causing school cancelations and dozens of snow trucks to hit the highways.

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According to the National Weather Service, snow will fall in the Lansing area on Friday. West Michigan will see lake effect conditions. 


Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

Michigan's Upper Peninsula is getting a taste of wintry weather a little earlier than usual this fall.

Jackson tornado damage.
Tom Thomas

Officials confirm four tornadoes touched down in Michigan's Lower Peninsula over the weekend, knocking down trees and damaging buildings.


On this edition of Current State: Michigan lawmakers findings on MSU/Nassar; the "seduction of an unmarried woman law" in Michigan; Personal memories of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; Preparing for Severe Weather Season and getting rid of stink bugs!

Flooding
WKAR-MSU File photo

River levels are dropping in Michigan after flooding last week and over the weekend because of heavy rains and melting snow.

National Weather Service

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


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.