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High wind watches issued for SE Michigan counties

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DETROIT – High wind watches have been issued for the following counties in southeastern Michigan:

Lenawee

Sanilac

Wayne

Monroe

Oakland

Genesee

Washtenaw

Macomb

Saint Clair

Livingston

Lapeer

  • This high wind watch lasts until at least Monday morning. Here are some tips to remember:
  • A powerful cold front will move through Southeast Michigan during Monday afternoon. Southwest wind gusts in the 50 to 60 mph range are possible from Monday afternoon through Monday evening.
  • There is also potential for wind gusts near 50 mph with rain showers just along and ahead of the front which could begin by late morning.
  • Wind gusts in the 50 to 60 mph range could potentially be damaging to structures...hazardous to motorists...and to those engaged in outdoor activity.
  • A high wind watch means there is the potential for a hazardous high wind event. Sustained winds of at least 40 mph... or gusts of 58 mph or stronger may occur. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.