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EVART, Mich. (AP) - Floodwaters are receding along rivers in Michigan's central and western Lower Peninsula, a trend that should continue with mostly dry weather in the forecast for the next several days.

Space Science And Engineering Center- University of Wisconsin - Madison

Had enough of the cold and snow already? It has been the snowiest January in this area in history. Add in the polar vortex and frigid temperatures, and it's been a somewhat trying winter. Why is it happening, and will it continue to happen in winters to come? 

 This week on Issues of the Environment our guest is  Dr. Tom Kovacs, Associate Professor of Meteorology at Eastern Michigan University.  Kovaks teaches courses on the effects of climate change on weather and will discuss the consequences for our county.

Winter Classic
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More than 105,000 tickets were pre-sold to this afternoon's outdoor hockey game between the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs at Michigan Stadium.  It's billed as the Winter Classic. Ironically, winter weather may keep a number of fans at home today.

It may take until late afternoon for DTE energy to restore power to roughly 800 customers on the west side of Ann Arbor. The estimated time of restoration is 4pm this afternoon. That outage forced closure of Abbott Elementary School this morning.  Additionally, A downed tree is blocking traffic at Dexter Road and Ironwood Drive. The roads are closed at that intersection until further notice. Detour signs are posted. An isolated power outage in Ypsilanti this morning forced closure of Ypsilanti Middle School.