Severe Weather: Tornadoes

During severe weather season, there is a potential for destructive tornadoes to form. In this Weather or Not, Meteorologist Lori Pinson details tornado formation and storm safety.

What makes a thunderstorm severe

This week is Severe Weather Awareness Week. It's a time to prepare for the potentially deadly hazards that could form during severe weather. In this Weather or Not, we examine thunderstorms and what classifies them as severe. Meteorologist Lori Pinson breaks it down for us.


A rare phenomena, thundersnow only occurs under certain circumstances. In this Weather or Not, Fox2 meteorologist Lori Pinson explores this winter rarity.

Holiday Financial Advice

Did you overspend during the holiday season? Wondering how to get your finances straight? In this Weather or Not, Keith Nichol, President & CEO of Carrera Capital Advisors shares some tips to get you back on track in the new year.

Frankenmuth Road Trip

It's known as the "World's Largest Christmas Store." Bronner's Christmas Wonderland brings you Christmas 361 days of the year! In this installment of Weather or Not, we'll take a road trip to Frankenmuth to check out all this Bavarian inspired village has to offer. Fox 2's Lori Pinson is your guide.

Utica Tree Lighting

It's beginning to feel like Christmas with forecasts of light snow and chilly temperatures. Now one community is making it look like Christmas too with their annual tree lighting. In this Weather or Not, we take you to Utica for festivities and fireworks!

Local Snowboarder Stars in Warren Miller Movie

Farmington Michigan native Brian Rice moves closer to his dream of becoming an Olympic snowboarder. He was recently featured in the Warren Miller movie, Daymaker. In this Weather or Not, we catch up to FlyinBrian at his movie premier.

Up North Road Trip

Michigan is home to 14 billion trees. At this time of year, we're treated to a vibrant, leafy color show! For this Weather or Not, come with us as we take a drive north to check out the changing leaves and stops along the way! Fox 2's Lori Pinson will be our guide.

Local Snowboarder Returns From World Cup

Michigan snowboarder Brian Rice returns triumphant from his very first World Cup. In addition, his athleticism is showcased in Warren Miller's new film "Daymaker." FlyinBrian brings us up to date on his recent success and quest to be an Olympian in this Weather or Not. Fox 2's Lori Pinson tells the story.

Bras For A Cause

Gilda's Club of Metro Detroit provides free support programs to cancer survivors and their families. Their fundraiser event, Bras For A Cause, allows breast cancer survivors to walk the runway in a show of confidence and perseverance. This Weather or Not champions the hope and spirit of these cancer survivors and their families. For more information, go to

All About Hurricanes

All eyes are on the tropics as active storms develop threatening life and property. In this Weather or Not, we explore how hurricanes are formed, what gives them strength and the predictions for this hurricane season.

Classic Car Pet Adoption

The first annual event combining pet adoptions and classic cars has come to metro Detroit! In this Weather or Not, you'll meet adoptables from Friends for Animals of Metro Detroit showcased next to classic cars available for purchase. You can always find your forever friend or make a donation at

Isolated Showers Today

Most of the area remains dry today with variably cloudy skies but Low pressure to our east may spark a few showers. Meteorologist Lori Pinson has your forecast.

Digital Divas

Today is National Aviation Day and what better way to celebrate than to recruit new pilots! Eastern Michigan University, Crosswinds Aviation and STEM Flights created Digital Divas, a program geared toward high school girls who may want a career in aviation. In this Weather or Not, we follow the students on their first flight! If you know someone interested in enrolling (it's free!) go to

Detroit Jet Ski Rental

It's summer in Michigan and you want to be outdoors! What better way to see Detroit than from the Detroit River? In this Weather or Not, we highlight a local couple who recently won a contract to show you the beauty of the city from the back of a jet ski! Detroit Jet Ski Rental offers unparalleled views, but only until Labor Day! Book your adventure at

Asthma Assistance

When an Air Quality Alert goes into effect, it can be a trying day for people with upper respiratory concerns, like asthma or bronchitis. In this mini Weather or Not, find out how you can help others in need of asthma supplies survive.

Gas Prices Down

Are high gas prices keeping you from summer road trips? Here's some good news! Pump prices are going down! In this Weather or Not, Fox 2's Lori Pinson tells us how much money you could save as you plan your next trip.

Boating Safety Tips

There are 450 lakes in Oakland County, more than any other county in Michigan. With more than 83,000 boaters navigating the waterways, it may be time for a refresher on boating safety. In this Weather or Not, Meteorologist Lori Pinson shares boating tips provided by the Oakland County Marine Unit.