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Lightning Strike Kills Man At Ann Arbor-Area Park

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PITTSFIELD TOWNSHIP (WWJ/AP) – Authorities say a lightning strike killed a 32-year-old man at a park near Ann Arbor.

Waves of severe thunderstorms hit Michigan’s Lower Peninsula on Tuesday and Wednesday, triggering at least one tornado and blacking out at least 50,000 metro Detroit homes and businesses.

Township police Deputy Chief Gordy Schick tells The Ann Arbor News that the Washtenaw County medical examiner’s office has confirmed that lightning killed Dustin Flodin.

Authorities say that a man walking his dogs found the Saline man’s body Wednesday night.

DTE Energy said power outages in Southeast Michigan were down to around 28,000 early Thursday morning. Most customers are expected to have power restored by the end of the day.

[Check the DTE Energy Outage Map]

AccuWeather meteorologist John Feerick said, after a couple of morning showers, metro Detroit would be clear of rain for the remainder of the day Thursday.  Then, after a cloudy night, he said, Friday would be mostly cloudy with a couple of showers possible late in the day…ahead of a dry weekend.

Here’s the extended forecast from the CBS Detroit weather team:

Thursday Afternoon: Variable cloudiness. High 78.
Thursday Night: Clouds breaking. Low 58.

Friday: Mostly cloudy with a shower in spots late in the afternoon. High 77.
Friday Night: Mostly cloudy with a couple of showers and a thunderstorm. Low 61.

Saturday: Partly sunny. High 79.
Saturday Night: Clear to partly cloudy. Low 59.

Sunday: Comfortable with sun and some clouds. High 80.
Sunday Night: Partly cloudy. Low 61.

Monday: Mostly sunny with a shower or thunderstorm in the afternoon. High 85.
Monday Night: Occasional rain in the evening; otherwise, cloudy most of the time. Low 68.

[See The Extended Forecast Here].

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