Severe storms possible Thursday in metro Detroit as temps climb into the 60s

Posted at 10:58 AM, Mar 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-14 08:48:13-04

(WXYZ) — We'll likely see spring-like storms along with the spring-like temperatures Thursday, and some could be severe.

Here's the breakdown for Thursday:

We'll be in the low 40s around midnight, but it warms up to near 50° by 8am Thursday as a warm front moves into Michigan. We could be close to 60° by Noon. If the clouds break up enough in the afternoon and we see some sunshine, it's not out of the question that a few areas get close to 70° by 3pm. Temperatures fall to near 40° by Friday morning.

A few morning showers are possible as the initial warm front passes. Then we should see a break from rain from about 10am-3pm.

A line of storms are possible in southeast Michigan from 3pm - 8pm. The storms will be moving in from the west ahead of an approaching cold front.

Some storms in the evening could produce gusts up to 60+mph, small hail, and heavy rain. A few storms may also have rotation, so we can't completely rule out a weak tornado. It's important that you stay aware of the weather tomorrow afternoon and evening, and have an emergency plan in case you need to seek shelter.

If the clouds break up and the sun is out in the early afternoon, that could increase the instability for stronger storms in the evening.

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