SOUTHFIELD (WWJ) – Thunderstorms moved across the state Thursday, brings dark clouds, lightning and rain. Forecasters said the threat of more severe weather would continue into the night.
A severe thunderstorm watch was posted for Livingston, Lapeer and Genesee counties, and to the north and west. The National Weather Service says there was also a threat for isolated thunderstorm activity later, mainly north of M-59.
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CBS 62 Chief Meteorologist Jim Madaus said while most of the storm activity seemed to be staying north of us during the afternoon, Metro Detroit could see the worst of it come our way overnight.
Hail, heavy rain and high winds are possible, and Madaus said residents should stay on alert because anytime you have severe thunderstorms you also have a chance for a tornado or two.
Temperatures climbed to near 90 degrees on Thursday, breaking the record high of 88 for this date in history.
According to Madaus, Michigan should see the last of this severe weather shortly.
“There’s still a real good chance for a thunderstorm or two on Friday, but the more severe weather should stay southwest of us, into Indiana and Illinois,” Madaus.
Madaus said Metro Detroit should be all rained out by the end of the day of Friday, looking ahead to a dry weekend.
“The weekend’s actually looking pretty good, a little cooler with some sunshine. We’ll be back down into the 60s, but that’s where we’re supposed to be this time of year,” he said.
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