Metro Detroit weather forecast: Rain Saturday, wicked wind Sunday
High wind watch Sunday
DETROIT – A high wind watch is in effect for Detroit and all of southeast Michigan from 7 a.m. ET, Sunday, to 1 a.m. ET, Monday.
Saturday will be cool with more thawing and rain. The best time to venture outdoors is in the morning. Nighttime storms arrive and develop followed by dangerous wind Sunday.
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More rain arrives Saturday evening. Some showers will be heavy, at times. Lightning and thunder are possible, too, especially deeper in to the night. Warmer air arrives, too. Dinnertime temps will be in the middle and upper 40s.
Saturday night will be mild, damp and windy. Wind gusts increase to 25 to 35 mph.
On Sunday, wind speeds increase to 20 to 30 mph, and gusts will be as high as 50 or 60 mph. It will be like a tropical storm is over the region.
The area of low pressure deepens rapidly; so rapidly, the term "bomb cyclone" has been used. This is any actual thing with criteria including a decrease in pressure of 24 millibars in 24 hours. Temperatures fall from the 40s in the morning to the 30s in the afternoon. The storm bringing wicked wind to the motown area intensifies this rapidly.
Here is what all the technical meteorological jargon means for you. The wind will cause hazardous conditions, and it is best for you and your family and loved ones to prepare now. Make sure all mobile devices, including laptops and phones, are fully charged and be ready to use batteries and flashlights in case of power outages.
Stay away from downed wires and alert the authorities immediately. Treat all intersections with broken traffic signals as four-way stops. Drivers with RV's, semi trucks or other high profile vehicle must use extreme caution while driving, especially on bridges and curves. Anyone who has to use a generator must make sure the generator is outdoors, away from the home to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning.
Monday will be mostly sunny and colder. Afternoon temperatures will be in the upper 20s.
Snow is possible Tuesday afternoon with daytime temps in the mid 20s after teens in the morning.
Wednesday will have light snow with a high just above 30 degrees.
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