DETROIT – A high wind warning is in effect for Detroit and all of Southeast Michigan from 3 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Welcome to Saturday night, Motown.
Hazardous wind speeds and gusts hit the area like a thunderbolt overnight. Actual thunder and lightning are possible, too. Although the chance of rain goes low after sunrise, Sunday, wind speeds and wind gusts remain very high. Temperatures fall and do not rise Sunday. Then, there is a chance of snow and rain Monday with even lower temps.
Preparing for dangerous winds and rain before going to sleep is a good idea. Remember to store any loose outdoor items, charge all mobile devices, have fresh batteries and have a working portable radio, flashlight and weather radio.
Wicked winds develop Saturday night and early Sunday morning. Temperatures will be near 60 degrees. Wind speeds increase to 15 to 30 mph with gusts 35 to 55 mph.
Hazardous winds can bring down large branches, trees and power lines. If you come across any downed wires or see wires near metal fences, stay far away and alert officials immediately. When using generators, keep them outdoors and far away from homes. Generators should not be running in a garage.
Showers and storms are possible before dawn and at breakfast time Sunday. There is a marginal risk of strong to severe storms with damaging winds, heavy rain and frequent lightning.
Sunday will be warm and windy in the morning and chilly and brisk in the afternoon. Temperatures fall from the 60s to the 40s before the day finishes. Sunday night temps will be in the low 30s.
Monday will be chilly with a mix of snow and rain. Snow showers, especially along and north of I-94, will be significant. It will be snow and slushy with accumulations up to 1 inch from Ann Arbor to Detroit southward, and over 1 or 2 inches toward 8 Mile Road northward. Temperatures will be in the low and mid-30s all day.
Tuesday will be mostly sunny and not as cold. Afternoon temperatures will be in the low 40s.
Wednesday will be bright with above average temperatures, too. Highs will be in the middle 40s.
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