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Michigan weather map
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Mid-Michigan is bracing for what could be a historic winter storm this weekend.

The National Weather Service says the Lansing area could see as much as three inches of snow and sleet, and one-quarter to three-quarters of an inch of ice during the storm.

“We’re expecting our heaviest ice accumulation very late tonight through Saturday morning, and then again with a second round Saturday evening into the overnight hours,” says National Weather Service meteorologist Heather Orow. 

 

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Every week it seems we get a new, dire study about climate change. But WKAR Serving Up Science podcast contributor and Michigan State University science writer Sheril Kirshenbaum says this is not the time to panic. 


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National Weather Service Grand Rapids

Crews are working to restore power after heavy storms over two days knocked out power for over 800,000 Michigan homes and businesses.

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.

High Temps Prompt Cooling Centers To Open

Jul 17, 2019
Sky over Greater Lansing Area
Ray Garcia / WKAR-MSU

With temperatures rising above 95 degrees this week, cooling centers will be open in Clinton, Eaton, Ingham and Jackson counties. 

Photo: Gretchen Millich, WKAR News

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has signed legislation to allocate $15 million to a low-interest loan program to help farmers who face financial losses because wet weather is making it hard to plant crops.

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UPDATED at 3:15 p.m.:  Police say divers have found the body of an 11-year-old boy who disappeared in the Grand River in Lansing.

Mosquitoes In Michigan Expected To Increase Soon

Jul 1, 2019
Asian tiger mosquito photo
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If you’ve spent any time outside, you’ve probably noticed the mosquitoes are back and biting. Thanks to our cool May and June months, the big increase is still a few weeks away.


Lansing City Hall
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Most of a $1.25 million settlement will go to residents of a mid-Michigan city who sued after sewage flooded their basements six years ago.

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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.

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