DETROIT – We’re tracking rain showers and storms expected to move through Southeast Michigan on Sunday, April 24.
Isolated showers and thunderstorms will develop between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Sunday, according to Local 4Caster Andrew Humphrey. The region should see numerous showers and storms through at least 11 p.m.
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Southeast Michigan is under a marginal risk for strong-to-severe storms that may bring heavy rain, frequent lightning and damaging wind and hail.
Potential hazards include:
- Damaging wind and wind gusts of 55 mph or faster
- Hail as large as 1 inch in diameter
- Torrential rain causing localized flooding
- Frequent lightning
- Isolate tornado (low risk but cannot be ruled out)
Scattered showers are also possible overnight Sunday and into Monday.
You can watch the live radar in the video player above, or use the interactive radar below.
Be sure to submit your storm photos/videos to StormPins right here.
Safety tips during a storm
- Stay at least 20 feet away from downed power lines and anything they are in contact with, including puddles of water and fences. Keep children and pets away too.
- Be extremely cautious near metal fences, which conduct electricity, following a severe storm. Electric current will be the strongest where a downed power line is touching a metal fence. Even a connecting fence several backyards away can be energized and dangerous.
- Never cross yellow barrier tape. It may be around downed power lines.
- Never drive across downed power lines. If a power line falls on your vehicle, remain inside your car until emergency help arrives.
- A live power line may spark and whip around as it looks for a ground. A ground is the earth or something touching the earth, like a fence or a tree. A live wire that has found its ground may lie silently, but it is still dangerous. Report a downed power line online, on the DTE Energy Mobile App or call us immediately at 800-477-4747.
- Cable or telephone lines can be energized if they come in contact with electrical lines. Contact with any energized power line can be fatal.
- Never use a portable generator inside a home or business. It emits carbon monoxide, which can be deadly. Keep it outside, away from windows and doors, so the fumes won’t come in.