All of Michigan at risk for severe weather on Friday: What to know
Extreme heat has arrived
DETROIT – The entire state of Michigan is at risk for severe storms on Friday as extreme heat grips the region.
Here's what to know around the state:
An Excessive Heat Warning is in effect for Southeast Michigan (Sanilac County has a Heat Advisory) from now until 8 p.m. on Saturday. Heat indices will be between 100 and 110 degrees.
Best chance for storms is later Friday night, with lightning, heavy rain and damaging winds as the main threats. Most of Metro Detroit is under a Marginal Risk for severe weather, the lowest category.
Northern Lower Michigan
NWS: Severe thunderstorms are possible this afternoon and evening and again overnight. Damaging wind is the main severe weather threat. Heavy rainfall is also possible.
Most of the area is under an Enhanced to Slight Risk for severe weather.
NWS: With all of this heat and humidity building across the area, we do have a chance for severe thunderstorms tonight. Confidence is highest we could see large hail and damaging winds as a complex of storms is expected to develop and push west to east tonight.
The Southwestern portion of the U.P. is under an Enhanced Risk for severe weather, while the rest of the U.P. is under a Slight or Marginal risk.
The Storm Prediction Center has Mid-Michigan in the Slight Risk category for strong to severe storms in the afternoon and evening. The best chance will be after 2 or 3 p.m. and will continue through the evening mainly along and easy of I-75. Wind, hail, and heavy downpours are the main threats.
Keep an eye out for severe weather alerts and the radar here:
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