Winds calm down with colder temps Monday night in metro Detroit

High Wind Warning issued for part of metro Detroit


DETROIT – A High Wind Warning is in effect for several southeastern Michigan counties until 10 p.m. Monday.

Counties under High Wind Warning:

  • Wayne

  • Monroe

  • Lenawee

  • Washtenaw

The following southeast Michigan counties are under a wind advisory until 10 p.m.

  • Wayne

  • Oakland

  • Macomb

  • Washtenaw

The Nation Weather Services says a strong cold front will move through with winds of 25 to 30 mph with gusts to 45 mph from late morning through the evening hours. There is a potential chance for brief gusts as high as 50 to 55 mph along and behind the cold front.

  • Dangers of strong winds include:
  • Difficulty driving
  • Potential for power outages
  • Small objects such as garbage cans will be blown about

Significant weather changes today -- wind warning, advisory issued

The National Weather Service has refined the highest potential for damaging wind this afternoon, and right now it appears to be across the southern part of the metro area.

A High Wind Warning has been issued until 10 p.m. south of 8 Mile for the potential of 50 to 60 mph wind gusts to develop this afternoon. A Wind Advisory continues north of 8 Mile, with 40 to 50 mph wind gusts possible in those areas.


A strong cold front will drop temperatures from the 50s into the low to mid 40s by late afternoon, into the upper 30s by early evening, and to near freezing by 10 p.m.

Mostly cloudy and colder tonight, with lows in the upper 20s (watch for icy patches tomorrow morning). Wind settling down to 15 to 25 mph.

Mostly cloudy with scattered snow showers on Tuesday, and highs in the mid 30s. Becoming partly cloudy Tuesday night, with lows in the low to mid 20s.

Partly cloudy Wednesday, with highs in the mid 30s. Increasing clouds Wednesday night with snow showers developing late at night. Lows in the mid 20s.

Thanksgiving Day will start off with snow showers but, with a bit of luck, perhaps we'll end the day with a bit of sun. Temperatures during America's Thanksgiving Day Parade will be between 25 and 30 degrees, with highs reaching the low to mid 30s.

Black Friday looks cold, but dry, with partly cloudy skies and highs only near 30. Dress warmly if you plan on a "shop ‘til you drop" Black Friday!

There's a chance of snow showers on Saturday, with highs in the upper 30s. But don't let this stop you from patronizing our local businesses this weekend on Small Business Saturday as you work on your holiday gift list. I've always hated Cyber Monday, because most of the time when you buy something online you send your money out of state -- while a smaller local business owner stands there wishing you had stopped by his or her store. Let's work to keep our hard earned dollars right here and support our local jobs!

Then partly cloudy and colder on Sunday, with highs in the low 30s.

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