Some areas of Metro Detroit report hail, heavy winds as storm hits area

The Detroit News

Storms that moved in Wednesday night have left the area, with a high of 51 expected Thursday and chances of showers through Saturday.

Showers are expected beginning Thursday. By Friday, snow could reappear as temperatures reach a high of 48 and a low of 34. Chances for rain and snow emerge again Saturday, the National Weather Service said.

The showers replace storms that Doppler radar tracked Wednesday moving northeast at 40 mph with winds in excess of 30 mph, the National Weather Service said.

Fans attending the Fox Theatre and Little Caesars Arena were warned by the weather service to seek shelter.

Ann Arbor reported 1.08 inches of rain, White Lake Township, 1.31, and Ypsilanti, 1.08, weather service reports said.

Winds in downtown Detroit were reported at 40 mph during the storm and Manchester in Washtenaw County saw 0.75-inch hail.

DTE Energy reported 1,382 customers without power, with clusters in Farmington; other outages were scattered in areas including Southfield, Ferndale, Center Line and Detroit.

Consumers Energy reported 22 outages.