Fast-Moving Storm Brings Lightning, Wind, Hail To Metro Detroit

May 23, 2019 - 6:43 am

DETROIT (WWJ) - A storm system packing strong winds, lightning and hail is passing through southeast Michigan Thursday.

Forecasters say storms will impact the metro Detroit area through noon, with the strongest storms occurring across Lenawee and Monroe counties. Winds could gust to 45 miles per hour and we could see hail up to a half-inch in diameter.

The National Weather Service says frequent cloud to ground lightning is also expected with these storms. Lightning can strike 10 miles away from a thunderstorm; those outside are urged to seek a safe shelter inside a building or vehicle.

Once the storms pass, the sun will peek out from the clouds and temperatures will rise to almost near 80 degrees Thursday afternoon. 

Forecasters say there is another chance of thunderstorms from Friday night into Saturday, but severe conditions aren't expected at this time. 

Here's a look at the forecast from the WWJ Weather Team:

Thursday -- A couple of showers and a heavy thunderstorm early in the morning; variable clouds, breezy, warmer. High 78. Low 53.

Friday -- Intervals of clouds and sunshine, a shower or thunderstorm in spots in the afternoon. High 69. Low 58.

Saturday -- Times of clouds and sun, a shower or thunderstorm around; warmer. High 80. Low 63.

Sunday -- Partly sunny, a shower or thunderstorm around. High 75. Low 54.

Monday -- Times of clouds and sun. High 74. Low 62.

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