Storms down trees, wires in Monroe, parts of Wayne Co.

Candice Williams
The Detroit News

A severe thunderstorm that passed through lower southeast Michigan on Tuesday evening downed trees, large tree limbs and wires in parts of Monroe and Wayne counties with the potential for thunderstorms Wednesday.

The National Weather Service reported that the communities of Monroe, Frenchtown Township and in Grosse Ile in Wayne County saw damage from thunderstorms and high winds that passed through the area between 6:40 p.m. and 8:20 p.m. Tuesday.

The National Weather had issued a severe thunderstorm watch Tuesday evening for most of lower Michigan until 10 p.m. That watch was replaced by a hazardous weather outlook at 9:32 p.m. that indicated a lingering chance of thunderstorms, “but any new development will not be severe,” the weather service said.

The storms are a result of a low-pressure system moving through the Great Lakes region, she said.

Thunderstorms are expected to come in from the southwest and move northeast. Things should clear up by 10 p.m., Schultz said.

The storms are expected to produce heavy rainfall and wind gusts of up to 60 mph.

The high temperature Tuesday was 83 at 2:31 p.m.; the low was expected to be 64 degrees. Average temperature for the day is 74.

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