Metro Detroit weather update: July 28, 2021 afternoon, evening forecast

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DETROIT – Here is the Metro Detroit weather forecast update for July 28, 2021 afternoon and evening.

UPDATE: Metro Detroit weather: Flash flood watch in effect Wednesday night, Thursday morning

Local forecast

Showers/storms overnight/early Thursday

  • Storm Prediction Center has increased the severe threat, we are now under a slight risk for severe weather (Level 2 of 5 on their scale).
  • Timing: Looks to move in around 4 a.m., should be gone by 8 a.m. Moving northwest to southeast.
  • Biggest severe threat for us will be damaging winds. Hail is also possible, as is flooding.
  • NOTE: While we are under the gun here, the worst of the storms should be to our west in the Grand Rapids/Kalamazoo area.
We’re gearing up for another round of storms, but they may hold off completely during the day today. It’s late tonight and overnight that brings storm and flood concerns to southeast lower Michigan and southern Ontario.
We’re gearing up for another round of storms, but they may hold off completely during the day today. It’s late tonight and overnight that brings storm and flood concerns to southeast lower Michigan and southern Ontario.

Few showers possible later Thursday

  • After the morning storms, more dry time is expected in the afternoon.
  • Then later in the day a few instability showers are possible. These shouldn’t be severe.

Weekend rain chances

  • Looks like the rain should stay just to our north Saturday, but overnight and Sunday a few showers are expected.
  • Can’t rule out storms during the overnight period.

Other weather headlines

Heaviest rain in Detroit history

  • Saturday is the anniversary of the heaviest rain in Detroit’s history.
  • 4.74 inches fell on July 31, 1925



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