Storms Could Get Severe Overnight In Metro Detroit

WWJ News
March 19, 2020 - 9:13 am

DETROIT (WWJ) - Metro Detroit could see some severe weather overnight as thunderstorms move across southeast Michigan.

The National Weather Service says there's a chance for a few strong to severe storms Thursday night into early Friday morning. Potential threats include locally heavy rainfall, lightning, damaging winds of 50 to 60 mph and a very slight risk for tornadoes.

Forecasters say rain will move into the metro Detroit region between 4 and 5 p.m. Thursday with occasional showers and scattered thunderstorms mainly after 10 p.m. On Friday, showers are likely along with possibly a thunderstorm before 9 a.m., then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 9 a.m. and noon. 

In addition to the rain, mild air also arrives overnight as temperatures soar into the 60s by Friday morning. The warm air is fleeting though as cool wind gusts will bring temperatures back down to the mid 40s by Friday afternoon. 

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

Thursday -- Cloudy. Rain showers and thunderstorms possible overnight. High 61. Low 50.

Friday -- Showers. Breezy with gusts as high as 33 mph. High 64. Low 26.

Saturday -- Mostly sunny. High near 38. Low 23.

Sunday -- Partly sunny. High near 40. Low 29.

Monday -- Chance of rain. High 49. Low 34.

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