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Severe Weather Possible In Metro Detroit Tuesday

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DETROIT (WWJ) - The National Weather Service is warning residents in southeast Michigan that hail and winds up to 50 mph could accompany gusty thunderstorms expected to move across the state Tuesday.

AccuWeather Meteorologist Dave Bowers says Metro Detroit will likely see a couple of rounds of showers with the risk of severe thunderstorms in the afternoon that could bring wind gusts over 60 mph and one-inch hail possible.

Bowers said it will warm and humid, with some periods of sunshine.

The rain is sticking around for a few days, with thunderstorms expected again on Wednesday and rain showers tapering off on Thursday.

With the rain comes a cool down — by Friday, weather in metro Detroit should be mostly sunny with a high of 63 degrees. CBS 62 Chief Meteorologist Jim Madaus said temperatures are expected to hang around the upper 60s for Memorial Day weekend.

Here’s the local forecast from the CBS Detroit Weather Team:

TUESDAY — Partly cloudy with thunderstorms and rain showers. Chance of rain 80% with rainfall amounts near 0.2 in. possible. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 15 mph. High of 84F, low of 64F.

WEDNESDAY — Overcast with thunderstorms and rain showers. Chance of rain 70%. Winds from the SSW at 10 to 20 mph. High of 79F, low of 63F.

THURSDAY — Overcast with rain showers. Chance of rain 50% with rainfall amounts near 0.2 in. possible. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 15 mph. High of 68F, low of 43F.

FRIDAY — Partly cloudy.  Chance of rain 10%. Winds from the NNE at 12 mph. High of 64F, Low of 45F.

Know before you go: Keep it tuned to WWJ Newsradio 950 for traffic and weather, every 10 minutes on the 8s. Check the extended forecast and up-to-the-minute conditions on the CBS Detroit Weather Page.

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