Metro Detroit will go through two chances of severe weather over the next 24 hours due to a complex atmospheric set-up.
Post Tropical Storm Cristobal is in the process of merging with a trough and upper level westerly flow in dynamic fashion. These are technical terms for the process that's drastically enhancing the storm from the top to bottom as it moves this way. It's also bringing several severe weather ingredients into the Great Lakes regions such as amble moisture, instability and shear as noted in our Thunderstorm Cookbook below.
Unfortunately, with so many ingredients in the atmosphere tonight and especially Wednesday - any storm that develops could quickly turn severe.
Timing and Impacts:
Two waves of timing and impacts are anticipated: Tonight we'll have a chance of "loud" lightning charged storms thanks to the extremely humid air-mass and warm front lifting through the area. These storms will bring a risk of damaging winds and a tornado possible.
Tuesday Night's Risks
Wednesday will be the day to stay weather aware since it we'll have a higher risk of dangerous storms. All modes of severe weather are possible during a window between 4pm - 10pm.
Now's the time to charge your phones and make sure you have everything you need in case you loose power. Also, make sure you have a way to get warnings such as the 7 App or Storm Shield.