Metro Detroit to see more storms Thursday, Friday
The National Weather Service predicts scattered rain throughout the week with lows dipping into the 50s.
The storms that brought heavy rain, flooding and thousands of power outages across Metro Detroit are over for the night. But another round is expected in southeast Michigan on Thursday, the weather service said.
A cold front that reached the area Wednesday “is going to stall south of Detroit tomorrow morning then lift back up as a warm front tomorrow,” said Steve Considine, meteorologist with the National Weather Service station in White Lake Township. “That’s going to be our trigger for more thunderstorms.”
The weather service forecasts a 50 percent chance of showers with highs topping out in the 80's.
The storms should linger through Friday, when new rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch are possible, the weather service reports.
Highs for Friday will be in the mid- to upper 70's, with lows in the mid to upper 50's. There will be more chances for rain throughout the day.
“We’re going to cool down considerably compared to what we’ve been seeing over the past few days,” weather service meteorologist Alex Manion said.
Saturday looks to be fairly dry with highs in the mid 70's and lows in the upper 50's to lower 60's.
Sunday has a slight chance for a rain shower, with highs in the upper 70's and lows in the 60's.
The average high for early August is in the low 80's. On Wednesday afternoon, Detroit Metro Airport recorded 89 degrees.
The storms dropped temperatures as well as plenty of rain.
Early totals included 1.78 inches in Wyandotte; 1.36 inches in Bloomfield Hills; and 1.20 inches in Southgate.
The downpours prompted the National Weather Service to issue a severe thunderstorm warning and flood advisory for Wayne County. Both had expired by 8 p.m.
Michigan Department of Transportation officials reported flooding on some area roads, including the Lodge and Southfield freeways as well as interstates 75 and 94.
DTE Energy reported about 22,000 outages across Metro Detroit after wind gusts peaking near 50 mph were reported. Outages were reported in Wayne and Oakland counties, representatives said. The utility’s online outage map showed large clusters near Flat Rock and Milford.
Restoration estimates were not immediately available but crews are working around the clock, DTE said.
5-Day Temperature Forecast
Low: mid 60's
High: low 80's
Low: mid to upper 60's
High: mid to upper 70's
Low: mid to upper 50's
High: mid 70's
Low: upper 50's to lower 60's
High: upper 70's
Low: lower 60's