Strong to severe thunderstorms possible in metro Detroit on Wednesday

Highs from upper 70s to mid 80s

DETROIT – Showers and thunderstorms arrive in, at least, two waves Wednesday; one early morning and another in the afternoon.

There is a "Marginal Risk" of severe weather for Detroit and most of Southeast Michigan. A "Slight Risk" (higher than "Marginal") exists for southern Lenawee and southern Monroe Counties.

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There is will be a break in shower activity between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., but the warm front will hover over the region.

Areas farther south and west (Lenawee, Livingston, Monroe, and Washtenaw Counties) will see temps soar to the low and middle 80s by the middle of the afternoon. Places north (Lapeer, Sanilac, and St. Clair Counties) will be much cooler with highs in the upper 60s and low 70s. The rest of Southeast Michigan (Macomb, Oakland and Wayne Counties, including Detroit) will have highs in the middle and upper 70s.

The warm front draped over the area will be the source of instability Wednesday afternoon and evening. A second round of showers and thunderstorms will form. The National Weather Service has most of the Detroit area in the "Marginal Risk" category for strong and severe storms. Damaging wind, torrential rain, golf ball size hail, even tornadoes are possible between 3pm and 11pm ET.

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Wednesday night will be stormy before midnight. Some showers and storms may linger overnight with lows in the low 60s.

Thursday will have showers and storms in the morning and isolated shower and storms in the afternoon. Highs will be near 80°F.

Friday and Fathers' Day Weekend look warmer and fantastic! More stable air arrives with mostly sunny skies. Highs will be in the low 80s Friday and migrate to the middle 80s Saturday and Fathers' Day, Sunday.


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