Storms move across Detroit, causing power outages
Storms moving through downtown Detroit put a damper on the Labor Day holiday fun, resulting in isolated power outages and forcing the Detroit Jazz Festival to delay performances Monday afternoon.
About 11,200 customers were without power due to wind damage from the storms, said DTE Energy spokeswoman Cindy Hecht. Most were on the Detroit's east side, south of the Coleman A. Young Municipal Airport. Other outages were reported in Southgate and Melvindale, according to DTE's outage map.
"Mother Nature is not in our favor this weekend. Due to another storm cell with high winds blowing our way, we are temporarily delaying all programming until the inclement weather has cleared. Stay tuned for updates," Jazz Festival organizers tweeted at about 1:50 p.m.
The four-day festival has had bad luck with the weather, having to scrap Saturday night performances because of rain.
Some acts were to resume at 5 p.m., organizers tweeted.
A line of thunderstorms was expected to continue to move across Metro Detroit until the evening hours, said meteorologist Trent Frey with the National Weather Service in White Lake.
"We are expecting heavy rainfall, and lightning is possible," Frey said.
Tuesday will be much of the same, with chances for thunderstorms across Metro Detroit in time for the first day of school for many districts. Temperatures are expected to reach the low 90s.
"It'll be another hot and muggy day tomorrow," Frey said.
The remainder of the week's forecast from the National Weather Service:
- Wednesday: Mostly sunny with chance of showers and thunderstorms after 8 p.m.; high near 90
- Thursday: Chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2 p.m.; mostly cloudy with high near 80.
- Friday: Chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with high near 76.