The thunderstorms that hit Metro Detroit Sunday night were expected to taper off overnight, according to the National Weather Service.

The thunder and lightening will move east of the region but the rain will stick around overnight, said Cory Behnke, meteorologist for the National Weather Service in White Lake. Heavier rainfall is expected into Monday morning, with totals of more than 1 inch, bringing minor flooding of small rivers and streams and low-lying areas, the weather service said.

Winds will increase early Monday morning with gusts increasing to 35-40 mph.

A gale warning remains in effect for the southern half of Lake Huron and a small-craft advisory is in effect for Lake St. Clair and western Lake Erie through Monday afternoon.

The rain is expected to end Monday morning followed by mostly mostly cloudy skies with highs around 51 degrees.

“It will be breezy,” Behnke said of Monday’s forecast.

Tuesday will see sunny skies and a high of 48, the weather service said.

It will be mostly sunny Wednesday with a high of 58; showers are likely Wednesday night. On Thursday, a high of 61 is expected with showers Thursday night and a low of 40.

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