Severe weather in Metro Detroit: Track live radar, updates from Ben Bailey

Severe thunderstorm watch in effect

DETROIT – Severe weather is expected on Tuesday night across Southeast Michigan. We’re tracking the latest.

(Track live radar and live updates from Ben Bailey in the video player above)

10:15 p.m. update: Severe Thunderstorm Watch in effect for all of southeast Michigan, with the exception for Sanilac County. Threats include large hail, scattered very large hail, isolated damaging wind gusts to 60 mph, and an isolated tornado cannot be ruled out.

Remember a Severe Thunderstorm Watch means conditions are favorable for severe thunderstorms. Severe thunderstorms are capable of producing tornadoes, however biggest threat will be hail 1-2″ in diameter. Know your safe zone. Interior room at the lowest level is the safest place you could be during a severe weather event.

Make sure you have more than one way to get weather watches and warnings... Download the Local4Casters app on your phone, Local 4 on TV, NOAA Weather Radio, are all good choices. Most of all, make sure you are actually monitoring these during these 5 hours.

Charge your phones, tablets and other electronics. Know the safest room in your home.

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About the Authors:

Ben loves his job at Local 4 because broadcast meteorology challenges him to crack Mother Nature’s code, then find new and creative ways to tell that story to people.

Ken Haddad is the digital content and audience manager for WDIV / He also authors the Morning Report Newsletter and various other newsletters. He's been with WDIV since 2013. He enjoys suffering through Lions games on Sundays in the fall.