'This doesn't happen very often.' Severe storms with 70 mph winds expected this afternoon

Posted at 10:17 AM, Jun 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-10 14:40:22-04

(WXYZ) — 7 First Alert Chief Meteorologist Dave Rexroth is telling people to be prepared for the severe storms that are expected in metro Detroit this afternoon and this evening.

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The area is in the "moderate" threat from the National Weather Service, which is the second-highest threat they give out.

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According to Rexroth, this is the second or third time in his career that the state has gotten that level of risk.

"This doesn't happen very often around here in terms of this kind of threat for number of storms, intensity of storms and possibility of tornadoes," he said.

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According to the 7 First Alert Meteorologists, a few isolated storms are possible by 1 p.m. but a line of strong storms is expected between 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.

The primary threats include damaging wind gusts up to 70 mph and possible tornadoes, with hail possible.

Because there will be brief heavy downpours, the risk of flooding is limited, but street flooding is possible.

FORECAST: Wednesday morning