Michael Estime

Michael Estime


I am honored and humbled to return home to Detroit and work alongside the most talented meteorologists in the country here at WJBK Fox 2 News.

Before joining the WJBK Fox 2 News family, I served for 4 years as the Weekend Meteorologist and weekday co-cost of “Live on Lakeside” in Cleveland at WKYC. Northeast Ohio is an incredible part of the country to live given its proximity to Lake Erie. Lake Erie impacted day to day life every fall, winter and spring with tons of lake effect snow! It was a forecasting challenge, but one that I welcomed with opened arms and a shovel in hand.

Prior to heading to Cleveland, I worked as the Morning, Midday & Noon Meteorologist at WTVQ in the “Horse Capital of the World” - Lexington, Kentucky.
While in Kentucky, my forecasts of crippling snowstorms, record-shattering cold, devastating flooding, and violent tornadoes helped earn our weather team the title of “Most Accurate Forecast in Central Kentucky” by WeatheRate. Your safety before, during, and after a storm is my number one priority. Rain or shine, day or night, my passion for the weather, commitment to our community, and optimistic outlook are qualities that you can count on.

I started my professional broadcast career in the "Song & Soul of the South," - Macon, Georgia. I served as the Morning Meteorologist at WMGT for several years before being promoted to the Chief Meteorologist - a position I held for an several years. I experienced just about everything in Georgia, from blistering hot summers and hurricanes to snow and ice storms. The historic April 27-28, 2011 tornado outbreak in the southeast, which decimated parts of Central Georgia, serves as my piece of humble pie as to the extreme power of Mother Nature.

I am a proud graduate of Central Michigan University (CMU) and earned a degree in Meteorology with a minor in Mathematics. During my time at CMU, I worked for MHTV News Central 34, and was awarded “Best Weathercaster” in 2006, 2007 & 2008. Fire Up Chips!

WJBK is not my first stop in metro Detroit. I started my career working behind the scenes at WWJ-TV CBS Detroit through the Emma L. Bowen Foundation (EBF) and was awarded a 5-year work/study scholarship with CBS News. The EBF allowed me the opportunity to work/job shadow with meteorologists all over the country from New York, Chicago, Atlanta, and Detroit (…such as Jim Madaus, Ben Bailey and yes, even Rich Luterman…many, MANY years ago!) to The Weather Channel. In 2009, the EFB honored me with its coveted “Outstanding Student of the Year” award.

I am an AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist through the American Meteorological Society, and also hold a membership with the National Weather Association.
In my spare time, I enjoy volunteering in the community, playing the clarinet, and spending time with friends and family (including my mirror-identical twin brother!)
If you would like me to speak with your students or participate in your charity event, please send me an email!

The latest from Michael Estime


Breezy and Warm Sunday

Expect another breezy and warm day today with winds at times gusting over 20 mph. After a mostly sunny start this morning, expect clouds to quickly increase into the afternoon and evening with highs topping out in the upper 70s and low 80s. After sunset, our rain chances will also start to increase. Scattered rain is expected overnight into Monday. Have your umbrellas ready to go to start the workweek just to be safe. Highs temperatures will only make it into the upper 60s on Monday with cooler air expected as we round out the week.


Warm Weekend

Expect temperatures this weekend to soar into the low 80s for highs with lots of sunshine on Saturday. More clouds and a few rain chances move in on Sunday. Much cooler air is on the way into the next workweek with highs slipping and falling into the 60s before bottoming out by week's end in the 50s for highs.


Warm Fall Weekend Ahead

If you like the warm air, you are going to love everything about today and this weekend. Temperatures are expected to surge to near 80 today and into the 80s both Saturday and Sunday. Enjoy it while it lasts because much cooler, fall air will pour into southeast Michigan by next week. High temperatures are forecast in the 60s to start the week with temperatures plummeting into the 50s for highs by the end of next week.


First Day of Fall Forecast

Autumn officially begins today and with it, you will notice that fall like coolness to the air this morning. Into this afternoon, we are expecting more sunshine with some haziness due to the wildfires out west. High temperatures should top out in the mid 70s. We will fall into the low and mid 50s overnight. Near 80 degree heat is back by Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Our next best chance for showers rolls in late weekend on Sunday.