Tracking rain, showers ahead of the weekend in Metro Detroit -- Here’s what you can expect
It’s been a nice way to end the week with plenty of sunshine and seasonal temperatures after days of heat and humidity working throughout last week. We will keep the comfortable weather in the forecast as we had through the overnight hours tonight. Expect mainly clear skies overnight tonight, most everyone dropping into the upper 50s heading into Saturday morning.
Goodbye Sticky Weather
Finally some relief from the humidity! But first we have to get through some showers and thunderstorms this evening, and the potential for some heavy rain. A slow moving cold front will continue to push through the area over the next several hours. The ground is still pretty saturated from Sunday’s rain, so there is a potential for localized flooding. Storms chances end as we head towards midnight.
Concerns mounting as SE Michigan remains under flood watch Tuesday night
A flood watch has been issued for 11 southeastern Michigan counties from Tuesday afternoon through Thursday morning. Those counties include Genesee, Lapeer, Lenawee, Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, Sanilac, St. Clair, Washtenaw and Wayne.
Trees come down, causing damage in Walled Lake and Wolverine Lake after storms
It sounded like any other thunderstorm until the winds picked up. The next thing people in the area of Maple and Commerce roads in Walled Lake heard was trees being uprooted. Poles were sheared off and there was the crackle sound of power lines snapping.
Metro Detroit weather: Low 70s overnight into early Saturday
Some scattered showers showed up late Friday afternoon into the evening, moving out of central Michigan where they were once much more intense. The loss of daytime heat means just garden variety showers hit or miss for Metro Detroit through 9 p.m. or 10 p.m. on your finally Friday night.
City of Detroit faces Wednesday morning deadline to have streets plowed
DETROIT – Trucks are out Tuesday night plowing snow in Detroit as the city is facing a 6 a.m. Wednesday deadline. Someone will get to you,” said Nicole Simmons with the city of Detroit. Like many Detroiters, Jeff is working into the darkness to get his driveway cleared. Detroit residents can call 313-224-3901 to report if their street was missed after the city has finished plowing the streets Wednesday. MORE: Tracking Metro Detroit snow totals -- view hereAdMORE: Weather: Temps tumble Tuesday night to coldest point in more than 2 years
City of Detroit to plow residential streets Tuesday morning
DETROIT – With snow expected to be 6-10 inches high, the city of Detroit will start plowing streets Tuesday morning. Tuesday morning update:From the city of Detroit at 10 a.m.:City contractors began residential street plowing at 6 AM today; have until 6 AM Wednesday to complete workResidents asked to remain patient over the next 24 hoursDPW crews will plow and salt on major thoroughfares. Bike lanes will be cleared after vehicle travel lanes have all been removed of snow; accumulated snow in bike lanes will be pushed to the closest intersection and hauled away. “Some time tomorrow (Tuesday), you can expect to see the plows starting to come down the residential streets.”AdThe snow is also forcing the city to move Tuesday’s COVID vaccinations at the TCF Center to Saturday. Detroit residents can call 313-224-3901 to report if their street was missed after the city has announced it is done plowing the streets.
Metro Detroit weather: A White Christmas for Michiganders
We’ll still have some snow showers to deal with tonight, although they should gradually diminish after midnight. Becoming partly cloudy for part of our Saturday night, with lows near 20 degrees (-7 degrees Celsius). Temperatures slowly falling through the 30s…probably into the low 30s by late afternoon (0 degrees Celsius). Mostly sunny on Tuesday, with highs near 30 degrees (-12 degrees Celsius). Mostly cloudy and breezy with scattered snow showers possible on Friday, with highs in the low 30s (0 degrees Celsius).
Metro Detroit weather: Brighter skies with cool temperatures
DETROIT – Sunshine got us into the 40s Wednesday afternoon, and even warmer temperatures await as the weekend approaches. Warmup BeginsBrighter skies weren’t enough to boost temperatures above normal. Precipitation will begin close to daybreak on Sunday morning, possibly as a quick wintry mix, before transitioning to all liquid. Expect partly cloudy skies and highs slightly above normal in the upper 40s. Morning temperatures will start in the upper 30s for America’s Thanksgiving Parade in downtown Detroit.
Metro Detroit weather: Snow showers linger before warmer temperatures arrive
DETROIT – Snow showers linger before warmer air rescues us for the second half of the week. We’ll keep the unseasonably mild air for the weekend, but it doesn’t look pretty otherwise. We might be able to start dry on Saturday, but rain will arrive during the second half of the day, and stay on-and-off through Sunday. Turkey Day WeekWe’ll start Thanksgiving week dry but see temperatures return to normal for the first half of the week. Early indications show Thanksgiving Thursday will be dry but a bit milder with highs in the mid 50s.
Intense wind brings down trees, causes mass power outages across Metro Detroit
METRO DETROIT – Strong winds Sunday brought down trees and caused mass power outages across Metro Detroit. MORE: Metro Detroit weather: Wind Advisory now in effectAs of 6:40 p.m. Sunday, more than 195,000 DTE customers are without power. The outages are spread across Metro Detroit with a large number near West Bloomfield. Ryan Stow, with DTE, said there have been about 1,000 downed power lines across Metro Detroit. DTE crews are assessing damage, and making repairs and restoring power, in areas where it is safe to do so.
Metro Detroit weather: Tons of sun with highs in the upper 60s
Our Friday will feature a ton of sun, with afternoon highs reaching the upper 60s (20 degrees Celsius). We’ll have plenty of sunshine both days, with highs in the upper 60s (20 degrees Celsius), and overnight lows in the mid 40s (8 degrees Celsius). Mostly clear Monday night, with lows in the mid 50s (14 degrees Celsius). As long as we keep at least partly cloudy skies Tuesday, we shouldn’t have much trouble getting to near 70 degrees (21 degrees Celsius). Showers develop Tuesday night, with lows in the low to mid 50s (11 to 12 degrees Celsius).
Metro Detroit weather forecast: Scattered showers and storms possible Monday
DETROIT For once on a Monday, were not yelling about how hot its going to be as we head toward the weekend. But, unfortunately, the forecast holds almost no appreciable rainfall. More Dry DaysIn the entire 10 Day Forecast theres only a couple days where a rain chance is even worth mentioning. A weak trough will skedaddle through the area midweek, giving us at least the formality of a rain chance. If that happens, it will be only the second time this summer where the high has been below 80 degrees.
Thunderstorm warning issued for Genesee County
GENESEE COUNTY, Mich. A Thunderstorm warning has been issued for Genesee County until 11 a.m. Sunday. The National Weather Service also issued a heat advisory for Oakland, Macomb and Wayne counties that will be in effect until 7 p.m. Sunday. Outside of Metro Detroit the same heat advisory is in effect for Lenawee, Livingston, Monroe, St. Clair and Washtenaw counties. Sunday afternoon will be hot and sweltering in Metro Detroit. SUNDAY FORECAST: Hot and humid with showers and storms SundayFor an in-depth, interactive live weather radar map, go here: Michigan Weather Radar.
Megaflashes -- 2 new lightning world records approved
A World Meteorological Organization (WMO) committee of experts has established two new world records for the longest reported distance and the longest reported duration for a single lightning flash in, respectively, Brazil and Argentina. The greatest duration for a single lightning flash is 16.73 seconds from a flash that developed continuously over northern Argentina on March 4, 2019. (WMO)These are extraordinary records from single lightning flash events. These new instruments include the Geostationary Lightning Mappers (GLMs) on the R-series Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES-16 and 17) that recorded the new lightning records, and their orbiting counterparts from Europe (the Meteosat Third Generation (MTG) Lightning Imager) and China (FY-4 Lightning Mapping Imager). Other previously accepted WMO lightning extremes are:
Northern Michigan weather forecast: Potential weekend trouble, then a great week
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Metro Detroit weather: A great start to the weekend, rain to return Sunday
Saturday looks fantastic, before we have to deal with more rain and storms on Sunday. We'll start the day with rain, look for a midday/early afternoon break, then see if thunderstorms are able to pop in the late afternoon or evening. We're already under a Marginal Risk for severe storms on Sunday. Radar for Sunday at 3 p.m. (WDIV)Regardless of whether we get afternoon severe storms, we're in for another soaker. It still looks great, but its going to take longer to get to 80.
Metro Detroit weather: Severe storms, damaging winds, hail possible -- May 14, 2020, noon update
Metro Detroit weather: Severe storms, damaging winds, hail possible -- May 14, 2020, noon updatePublished: May 14, 2020, 12:16 pmThunderstorm chances increase this afternoon into the evening as a warm front creeps northward across the area. This brings in a warmer, more humid air mass, which is more unstable and prone to thunderstorm development.
LIVE RADAR: Rain, storms rolling through Metro Detroit
We’re tracking waves of rain and potentially severe storms in Metro Detroit through this evening. Thunderstorm chances increase this afternoon into the evening as a warm front creeps northward across the area. One thing to monitor is a cluster of severe storms that may develop today in the southern Iowa area and potentially track this way. You can follow this yourself, of course, on the free Local4Casters weather app’s radar. The biggest window for severe storm development is between 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.