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DTE Energy says it has restored power to 89,000 of the 94,000 customers who were impacted by Saturday’s high winds and thunderstorms

As of 9 p.m. Sunday, 5,000 households remained without powerand all outages were expected to be restored by the end of the day Monday, according to a release from the utility. 

Winds that reached as high as 47 mph Saturday prompted a wind advisory and severe thunderstorm warning as light snow showers, heavy rain and hail moved into the region.  

The outages happened throughout Metro Detroit, DTE spokesman Brian Smith said.

"It was really scattered across the DTE service area," he said. "No one area was harder hit than the other. When you have winds like that, they tend to affect everyone equally."

Temperatures are expected to rise over the next few days, said National Weather Service meteorologist Trent Frey.

"(Sunday), we're looking at overcast skies, mostly cloudy, with a high of 46 (degrees)," Frey said. "Winds are a lot lighter than yesterday, about 9 mph. Yesterday we got a gust of up to 47 mph at (Detroit Metropolitan Airport)."

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday are expected to be mostly sunny, Frey said. "It's going to be a high of about 55 tomorrow; Tuesday a high of 51, and Wednesday 47," he said. "No rain — it looks like a dry week ahead."

Smith said anyone who sees a downed power line should stay back 15-20 feet and call 911 or DTE at (800) 477-4747.

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