Isolated tornado, damaging winds possible in severe weather tonight in Metro Detroit: What to know

Window for storms arrives after sunset

Storm Prediction Center map on July 23, 2022. (NOAA/NWS)

We’re tracking a window for severe weather tonight across Southeast Michigan, with an isolated tornado possible, among other threats.

The National Weather Service has Metro Detroit in the “Slight Risk” category for severe storms, the second highest of five levels, with the target window between 11 p.m. and 2 a.m. into Sunday morning, with another cluster possible around 4 a.m. into sunrise on Sunday.

Primary hazards will be damaging wind gusts to 60 mph and large hail, and an isolated tornado cannot be ruled out. Locally heavy rainfall will also be a concern, primarily for low lying and urban areas.

Here’s more from Local 4′s Andrew Humphrey:

Saturday night will be stormy and warm, especially overnight. Thunderstorms will arrive in two waves. The first will arrive and affect the region between 11 p.m. and 2 a.m. The second cluster of storms will balloon as early as 4 a.m., Sunday, and move across the region at dawn and during breakfast time.

Sunday will have showers and storms in the early morning as families get ready for services and again in the afternoon. It will be hot with highs near 90 degrees.

(Read more from Andrew here)

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A threat of severe storms is in the forecast for Saturday evening.

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Ken Haddad is the digital content and audience manager for WDIV / ClickOnDetroit.com. 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.