Severe thunderstorm warnings issued for parts of SE Michigan

Sarah Rahal
The Detroit News
As heat builds across the region, strong thunderstorms are in the forecast for the evening in Macomb and St. Clair counties, the National Weather Service said.

Scattered showers have developed across southeast Michigan on Sunday and are moving east, bringing severe thunderstorms to areas south of Interstate 96, weather officials say.

The National Weather Service has issued severe thunderstorm warnings for Macomb, Oakland and St. Clair counties. The thunderstorm is capable of winds up to 60 mph and quarter-size hail. 

Weather service officials say hail will damage vehicles and high winds may damage roofs, siding and trees. 

"Strongest storms remain focused between I-96 and I-69 moving eastward," the weather service said at 6:45 p.m. "Trends over the last hour have decreased, but potential still exists for isolated severe storms through 9 p.m."

Other areas that will be affected by the severe weather include Anchorville, New Haven, Adair, Rattle Run, Ray Center, Chesterfield Township and Fair Haven.

"People attending the St. Clair Riverfest should seek safe shelter immediately!" NWS said in the alert.

Weather forecast:

Monday: Showers and thunderstorms, with a high of 87

Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high of 83. Possible thunderstorms

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high of 80

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high of 81

Friday: Sunny, with a high of 83

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