This Day in Southeast Michigan Weather History ...
On August 20, 2011, severe thunderstorms
were concentrated mostly along the M-59 corridor, causing the Dream Cruise along Woodward Avenue to be cut short, as minor damage was reported. The other notable item from this event was a weak tornado reported near Chesaning in Saginaw County.
Also on August 20, 1996, over half of the Detroit precipitation, 0.29 inches, occurred during this driest August in the 20th century when only 0.43 inches fell for the entire month.