Severe thunderstorm watches issued for 11 SE Michigan counties

Storms covering SE Michigan Sunday


DETROIT – The National Weather Service has issued severe thunderstorm watches for the following counties:

Genesee County
Lapeer County
Lenawee County
Livingston County
Macomb County
Monroe County
Oakland County
Saint Clair County
Sanilac County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County

These severe thunderstorm watches are in effect from 1:40 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday.

The National Weather Service had Detroit and Southeast Michigan under a "Slight Risk" for strong to severe thunderstorm activity Sunday afternoon and evening. The main dangers are damaging winds, heavy rain, and hail.  

Sunday afternoon will be warm and humid with highs in the low 80s. After 3pm, more showers and thunderstorms develop. Heavy downpours, lightning an winds 60 mph or greater are possible, especially around the supper hour. There is a higher chance of stronger storms south of I-94.

Sunday night will have showers and thunderstorms early. After midnight, stormy activity tapers off a bit with lows in the 60s.

Cool, breezy conditions invade the region Monday. It will feel like fall, again, with highs only near 70 degrees. The record low maximum temperature is 68 set back in 1926. Skies will be mostly cloudy with on and off showers.

Tuesday will be sunnier with afternoon temps still well below average by 10 degrees. Highs will be in the low 70s.

Wednesday will be milder, but showers are possible again with highs in the middle 70s. Temps get closer to 80 degrees by the end of the work-week.


Lake Erie
Sunday: Showers, thunderstorms. WSW 9-14 knots, Waves 1-2 ft., Water Temp 76 degrees

Lake Huron
Sunday: Showers, thunderstorms. WSW 9-14 knots, Waves 1-2 ft., Water Temp 67 degrees

Lake St. Clair
Sunday: Showers, thunderstorms. WSW 9-14 knots, Waves 1-2 ft., Water Temp 71 degrees


Northern Lower Peninsula
Sunday: Showers, thunderstorms. Highs near 75. Lows in the 50s.

Upper Peninsula
Sunday: Showers, thunderstorms. Highs in the middle 60s. Lows near 50.

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