Strong to Severe Thunderstorms Possible Today

A strong area of low pressure continues to be the main focus for increasing thunderstorm chances this afternoon and evening.  The confidence in severe thunderstorms is low due to limited instability, but any thunderstorms that do develop will have the potential to produce damaging wind gusts over 60 mph. One key factor for this event will be whether there will be any sunshine late morning to early afternoon to generate the instability needed for thunderstorms. The latest updates show the highest probabilities for severe weather to line up along and southeast of I-69. The Thunderstorm Outlook issued by the Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has placed most of Southeast Lower Michigan in slight risk (yellow shading below) for severe weather today.

Main Impacts:

  • Damaging winds in excess of 60 mph
  • Locally heavy rain and associated minor street flooding

Timing: Primary time frame of concern is roughly 3 PM to 9 PM

Storm Motion: To the East at 50 MPH 

 




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