High wind warning in Metro Detroit: Strongest gusts moving in tonight
Warning in effect until 4 a.m. Monday
DETROIT – A high wind warning is in effect for Detroit and all of southeast Michigan from 7 a.m. Sunday, to 4 a.m., Monday.
Sunday will be packed with dangerous wind and a little rain and snow. Afterward, it feels like winter the rest of the week.
Snow will persist through the evening hours with gusts between 40 - 60 mph. Potential for strongest wind gusts moves in after 5 p.m. through the evening.
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.
The event has unfolded as expected. Here are some peak gusts recorded thus far:— Paul Gross (@PGLocal4) February 24, 2019
58 mph - Ypsilanti
55 mph - Detroit & Waterford
52 mph - Howell
51 mph - Ann Arbor
48 mph - Flint
46 mph - Lapeer
45 mph - Adrian
43 mph - Lambertville
Stay away from downed wires. Treat all intersections with broken traffic signals as four-way stops. Drivers with RV's, semitrucks or other high profile vehicles 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.
Sunset is at 6:17 p.m. ET.
It remains very windy Sunday evening with scattered snow. Little to no accumulation, but streets will remain slippery. Temps will fall to freezing and lower.
Sunday night will be windy before and after midnight. Overnight lows fall to the teens.
Monday will be partly to mostly sunny, and it will be colder. Morning temps will be in the teens. Afternoon temps will be in the mid 20s.
Tuesday will be mostly cloudy and cold with highs near 25 degrees.
Wednesday has a chance of snow with daytime temps near 30 degrees.
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