Power restored for 30K customers, over 90K still out after Sunday storms
Over 30,000 people had their power restored by mid-morning Monday after a severe storm swept through Metro Detroit on Sunday, knocking out power to more than 120,000 homes.
According to DTE Energy Co., 92,447 homes are still without electricity as of Monday morning. The energy company reported 122,696 customers experiencing power outages late Sunday night. DTE's power outage site shows 863 crews out on Monday, working to restore power.
Heavy outage areas included Redford Township, Belleville, Saline, Wayne and Sumpter Township. The power outages in these areas were cause by wind damage and damage from trees, according to DTE's site.
These outages come amid sweltering, humid weather this weekend. But Metro Detroit will soon get some relief.
“It’s going to be more comfortable,” said Cory Behnke, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in White Lake Township. “We’re expecting less humid conditions (Monday).”
Temperatures Monday are expected to reach a high of 88 degrees with dry, sunny conditions.
On Tuesday, temperatures are expected to reach 84 degrees. It will be dry during the day with a chance for rain late Tuesday into Wednesday.
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Humidity will build up again on Wednesday with temperatures topping out in the upper 80's, Behnke said. Storms are expected to arrive at daybreak.
"We’re expecting heavy rainfall to be just isolated and hit-or-miss at this point,” he said.