Could Metro Detroit see severe weather this week?

Most of SE Michigan under risk for severe weather


DETROIT – Could Metro Detroit see some severe weather in February?

The National Weather Service has placed much of Southeast Michigan under a slight risk for severe weather, with some of southern Michigan under an enhanced risk.

It is not common to see severe weather in February, but it's not unheard of.

Note from NWS: A warm and moist airmass will work into the area Friday with a warm front. Rain showers and thunderstorms are expected during the day, and again overnight as a strong cold front sweeps through Michigan. There is a chance thunderstorms could become severe, with chances greatest near the Ohio border.

Risks include lightning, heavy down pours and strong winds. There is a weak threat for tornadoes.

Here's a note from Local 4 Caster Brandon Roux: Friday will be a crazy day with a wintry mix in our North Zone early and rain and thunder around Metro Detroit as we wake up. A second round of stronger storms moves in by evening. Temps in the 60s with a cold front approaching equals a Spring Storm Set Up where we may see storms with gusty winds and hail. Stay tuned...

Paul Gross will have the latest details later this afternoon on ClickOnDetroit.com, and Ben Bailey will keep you posted on Local 4 News.

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