Most of SE Michigan under high wind warning Saturday

Power outages possible with wind gusts between 50-60 mph

The wind gust forecast for some Metro Detroit cities at 5 p.m. on Dec. 11, 2021 (WDIV)

Most Southeastern Michigan counties are under a high wind warning all day Saturday.

The windy day is expected to produce gusts of 50-60 mph, with a steady wind speed of 20-40 mph throughout the day.

Full forecast: Metro Detroit weather: Threat of high winds Saturday

The following 10 SE Michigan counties are under a high wind warning from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. Saturday:

  • Genesee County
  • Lapeer County
  • Lenawee County
  • Livingston County
  • Macomb County
  • Monroe County
  • Oakland County
  • St. Clair County
  • Washtenaw County
  • Wayne County

Sanilac County is also under a high wind warning Saturday, but that advisory expires at 7 p.m. instead of 8 p.m.

According to the National Weather Service, peak winds will occur in the afternoon on Saturday. Those in the region are urged to be on alert for unsecured objects blowing around and fallen tree limbs.

Power outages are possible, especially if tree limbs are falling. If you come across any downed wires, call the authorities or the power company immediately and stay far away from them. We’re tracking DTE Energy power outages for Saturday, Dec. 11 right here.

Travel could be difficult amid strong winds, especially for high profile vehicles.

Watch the forecast below.

Here is the weather forecast for Metro Detroit.

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