Severe thunderstorms in Michigan forecast

Sarah Rahal
The Detroit News

Thunderstorms are possible starting Wednesday evening, with the weekend forecast calling for more storms, according to the National Weather Service.

Meteorologist Jordan Dale said storms bringing damaging winds and large hail are possible Thursday and Friday, when the storms could be severe.

The average high temperature for July is 83 degrees. Meteorologist Alex Manion said this year, Metro Detroit has remained within normal ranges of temperatures for July. Last July 19, Detroit’s high was 88.

Manion said Detroit was not expected to break any weather records unless temperatures move into the high 90s.

The record high for July 19 in Detroit was 100 degrees in 1946. The lowest temperature was 48 degrees in 1984.

Five-day forecast:

Thursday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms; highs in upper 80s and cloudy.

Friday: Mostly sunny; 70 percent chance of thunderstorms after midnight; a high of 86, low 70 degrees

Saturday: Mostly cloudy with 60 percent of showers and thunderstorms; highs in mid-80s

Sunday: Partly sunny with the chance of showers; highs in mid-80s

Monday: Dry and partly sunny; highs in upper-70s