One more stormy day ahead for Metro Detroit

Mark Hicks
The Detroit News

Storms that prompted a flash flood warning for northeastern Wayne County have left the region, but there's still a chance for severe weather before calmer conditions settle in to end the week, the National Weather Service said Wednesday evening.

Showers and thunderstorms are possible Thursday as temperatures reach the upper 70s, but none should resemble the recent downpours, meteorologist Steve Considine said.

"Tomorrow we’re getting a system dropped down from Canada which is going to bring cooler, drier air," he said. "We’re seeing a major shift, which is why our threat for heavy rain is ending."

The forecast calls for calm skies on Thursday night giving way to sun and temperatures in the mid-70s Friday. 

The mercury rebounds into the 80s on Saturday, and no rain is expected.

While highs could climb near 90 on Independence Day, "it looks at this point that the humidity is going to stay much lower," Considine said.

High humidity helped fuel the storms that raced across Metro Detroit on Wednesday.

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for northeastern Wayne County, including parts of Detroit, the Grosse Pointes and Harper Woods, until 8:30 p.m.

Some spots saw 1 to 2 inches of rain "in a very short time period," Considine said.

Some flooding was reported on Interstate 94 near Conner on Detroit's east side, he said, "but thankfully the storms dissipated fairly quickly and we’ve had time for that water to recede. They were not anywhere near as strong as the storms yesterday."

Flood-damaged furniture and possessions are left on the curb of a home in Grosse Pointe Park on Monday, June 28, 2021, one of many to sustain water damage.

Swift-moving storms crossed the region Tuesday afternoon and evening, bringing downpours and high winds that toppled trees in some communities and left thousands without electricity.

That followed days of storms that dumped heavy rain and extensive flooding across Metro Detroit. 

As communities assess the results, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has requested the Federal Emergency Management Agency conduct a joint preliminary damage assessment with local officials.