Severe storms in metro Detroit possible: When they could hit & how strong they'll be

Posted at 11:53 AM, Aug 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-06 11:53:53-04

High heat and humidity today could cause strong, widespread storms across southeastern Michigan later today. The biggest impacted areas will likely be south of I-69.


Multiple disturbances in the atmosphere will be moving across Michigan from west to east, which means we could get more than one round of storms and heavy rain. Here's the breakdown:

Noon-4pm: A few showers and storms. Chance of rain goes up through the afternoon. 

4pm-Midnight: Stronger thunderstorms are possible. Some storms could have wind gusts over 60 mph which can cause damage to trees and knock out power. The primary impacts will be straight-line winds from lines of storms. However, an isolated tornado cannot be completely ruled out. A few showers may linger beyond midnight, but the risk of severe storms should drop by midnight.