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DTE Energy has restored power to 85,000 of the nearly 90,000 customers who lost electricity from high winds in southeast Michigan overnight.

Most of those remaining 5,000 customers are expected to see power restored by late Wednesday, utility officials said in a statement. Crews are working 16-hour shifts to restore power.

As many as 28,000 homes and businesses were without power earlier Wednesday, according to DTE. Clusters of outages were reported near Saline, Detroit, Southgate, Grosse Ile, Grosse Pointe Park, Plymouth and Roseville.

More wind could gust late tonight as thunderstorms quickly push through the region, the National Weather Service said. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch are possible in some spots overnight.

Rain could mix or shift to light freezing drizzle early Thursday, mainly north of the M-59 corridor, the weather service said.

A return to winter weather is coming, though. The mercury is set to fall into the 30s Thursday afternoon then 20s by early Friday.

Extended forecast

Wednesday night: Rain likely before 4 a.m., then possible freezing rain and sleet. Cloudy, with a low around 34. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent.

Thursday: Rain likely, possibly mixed with freezing rain and sleet before 1 p.m., then a chance of rain between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., then a chance of rain and snow after 4 p.m. Cloudy, with a high near 38. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.

Thursday night: Chance of snow before 7 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.

Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 24.

Friday night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 13.

hfournier@detroitnews.com

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