Metro Detroit weather: Tracking severe thunderstorms

Region under severe thunderstorm watch; warnings expire

Metro Detroit is under a severe thunderstorm watch Wednesday afternoon and evening.

Watch the live radar above.

The following counties are under the watch until 9 p.m. Wednesday:

  • Genesee
  • Lapeer
  • Lenawee
  • Livingston
  • Macomb
  • Monroe
  • Oakland
  • St. Clair
  • Washtenaw
  • Wayne

From the Local4Casters -- what to expect

Ben Bailey: Storm Tracker 4 is monitoring multiple Severe Thunderstorm Warnings with the potential of damaging winds. Downpours will enhance flooding potential, too, especially in poor drainage areas.

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch remains in effect until 9PM for everyone except Sanilac County. Storms will still be around overnight, but should be below severe limits.

Scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected Thursday, before we finally dry out by midnight. Temperatures will be cooler tomorrow, but humidity doesn’t take off until late Thursday night. That sets us up for a pleasant stretch of weather through the weekend.

Weather links

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