June 20, 2014 at 7:47 am

Possible thunderstorms today to move out for nice weekend weather

Hard working repair crews have restored electricity to all but 3,000 homes and businesses in southeastern Michigan as of Friday morning.

At one point more than 47,000 customers of DTE Energy and Consumers Power were powerless after two days of violent midweek thunderstorms toppled trees and downed power lines across the lower portion of the state.

DTE expects to have power fully restored some time Friday.

The metro area may see more thunderstorms on Friday, but nothing severe, according to National Weather Service meteorologist Dan Thompson.

“Overall, the weekend looks pretty good,” said Thompson, working at the White Lake Township weather station.

“It’s looks to be a little cooler. Highs for Friday, Saturday and Sunday look to be in the mid-70s with no rain forecast for Saturday or Sunday.”

Weather fact: On this date in 1992, the high temperature in Flint was a chilly 51 degrees, the record low high for this date during what was known as the “Cold Summer of 1992” in southeastern Michigan.

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