Severe thunderstorm warning issued for Washtenaw

The Detroit News

Showers and thunderstorms are crossing southeast Michigan through early Friday, bringing the chance for heavy downpours, high winds and small hail, the National Weather Service said.

A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect until 12:30 a.m. for parts of Washtenaw County, including Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti and Saline.

Wind gusts up to 60 mph were possible, which could damage roofs, siding and trees, according to the alert.

"This activity will continue to move through the area over the next several hours and should taper off by around 3-4 am," the weather service said in a statement.

The conditions are forecast to clear as lows drop into the mid-60s before daybreak.

Friday should be mostly sunny with a high near 80. 

The next chance for severe weather is on Saturday, when showers are expected in the evening. The mercury should top out in the mid-70s.

There's also a chance of showers on Sunday, when temperatures should top out in the upper 70s.

The Labor Day forecast calls for sunny skies and highs in the low 80s.