Storm advisory issued for Metro Detroit

The Detroit News

The National Weather Service has issued a special weather advisory for portions of southeast Michigan.

The advisory covers the counties of Oakland, southeast Genesee, Livingston, northwest Wayne and eastern Washtenaw until 10:15 p.m.

The special weather advisory covers southeast Oakland County, Macomb, Wayne, Washtenaw, northeast Monroe and southeast St. Clair counties until 11:30 p.m.

The weather service said Doppler radar indicated strong thunderstorms along a line extending from near Rochester to Southfield to Willis in Washtenaw County with winds in excess of 40 mph.  Frequent cloud to ground lightning is occurring in the storms, and torrential rainfall was expected and may lead to localized flooding. Lightning can strike 10 miles away from a thunderstorm, the weather service said.

The storms follow the past few days of extreme heat and humidity. Wednesday's high was 93 at 2:25 p.m. The record for the day is 99, reached in 1954. Normal temperature is 78, according to weather service records.