Southeastern Michigan Braces for Severe Storms: Quarter-Sized Hail, 60 mph Winds Possible


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Detroit, MI – Southeastern Michigan is on high alert for severe thunderstorms this afternoon and evening, with the potential for quarter-sized hail and wind gusts up to 60 mph. The National Weather Service (NWS) Detroit/Pontiac has issued a warning, urging residents to prepare for significant weather disruptions.

According to the NWS, the most likely timeframe for severe weather is between 4 PM and 10 PM today. Storms are expected to move from west to east at approximately 40 mph. The NWS advises residents to stay informed and take precautions, including securing outdoor objects and having multiple ways to receive weather alerts.

Today’s forecast indicates sunny conditions in the early part of the day, with temperatures reaching 86°F. However, clouds will increase in the afternoon, leading to a high probability of severe thunderstorms. The main threats include locally damaging wind gusts and hail that could reach up to 1 inch in diameter.

Looking ahead, Monday will be mostly sunny with a high near 89°F. A slight cool-down begins Tuesday with partly cloudy skies and a high of 85°F. Rain is expected midweek, with a 65% chance of showers on Wednesday and temperatures falling to 76°F. Thursday will remain cool with a high of 77°F and a 50% chance of rain. Clear skies return on Friday, and temperatures will warm to 83°F, continuing through the weekend with highs in the mid-80s.


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