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Wind storm still gaining strength across Southeast Michigan

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Posted at 4:33 PM, Feb 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-24 17:17:56-05

(WXYZ) — Our storm is continuing to deepen or strengthen over Sault Ste. Marie and it's nearing the power of the 977mb storm that sank the Edmund Fitzgerald in 1975 on Lake Superior.

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What This Means for metro Detroit

Simply put, it means the winds are not done just yet. Wind gusts will continue to average 50 - 60 mph into the evening hours. We've already received several reports of gusts near 53 mph and one near 60mph. The High Wind Warning will expire at 4 a.m. but the winds should begin to calm some around 2:30 a.m. Listed below are a few snapshots of our Futurecast Wind Gusts over the next 12 hours.

Winds are expected to calm during the day on Monday starting around 2:30 a.m.