Severe storm warning issued for southeast Michigan

Ian Thibodeau and Breana Noble
The Detroit News

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood and severe thunderstorm warnings for parts of southeast Michigan.

A flash flood warning for Monroe County was issued until 10:45 p.m. A thunderstorm warning for Wayne, northwest Monroe and southeast Washtenaw counties was in effect until 8:15 p.m. Another warning for Macomb and St. Clair counties are under a warning until 9 p.m., said National Weather Service meteorologist Steve Considine.

The warning for Wayne County was downgraded a few minutes before it expired at 8:15 p.m.

Officials expect storms bringing “torrential” rain, hail and 60 mph winds. The weather service said wind gusts could damage roofs, siding and trees. Hail was not expected to exceed three-quarters inches.

Flash flooding could affect Monroe, Flat Rock, Milan, Dundee Carleton, Petersburg, Maybee, Ottawa Lake, and Lambertville, according to the warning.

Severe thunderstorms may impact Livonia, Carleton, Taylor, Milan, Flat Rock, Canton Township and Petersburg also could be affected by the storms.

The weather service warns those in the storm’s path to “move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building.”

The thunderstorms might also lead to flash flooding, the weather service reports.

“Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways.”


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