Storms approaching Metro Detroit could be severe; chance of hail, damaging winds

Risk of tornado can't be ruled out

By Ben Bailey - Chief Meteorologist

DETROIT - The severe weather in Metro Detroit threat now looks even higher for Thursday.

Dry conditions will continue through Wednesday night. Clouds will increase and so will the humidity. Temperatures will fall into the mid- and upper 60s.

Our first of two rounds of thunderstorms will move into Southeast Michigan during the morning commute. These storms should stay below severe limits, but heavy rainfall is possible.

Afternoon storms will have severe potential. Our severe risk has been upgraded from marginal to slight. Damaging winds and hail will be the most likely threat, but a tornado cannot be ruled out. High temperatures will reach the mid-80s with very high humidity.

Showers on Friday should stay away from most of us, with just a slight chance in our North and West Zones. Humidity will drop on Friday as well.

Temperatures will start heading up toward the eclipse. Those details are in our 10-day forecast.

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