DTE Energy says heavy wind gusts and rainfall throughout the night caused trees and tree limbs to knock out power.
Consumers Energy says a mobile substation is being brought in due to the amount of time expected to make repairs.
The wet weather might also be to blame for an accident on Detroit’s west side that sent a car slamming into a garage.
The lights went out around 5:45 p.m and were restored just after 7 p.m. A DTE spokesman said that there was a problem at a substation.
The power of some Ferndale, Royal Oak, Hazel Park, and Madison Heights residents is starting to come back on after an outage that affected as many as 15,000 customers.
Power has been restored in Ann Arbor, after more than 1,700 customers were in the dark Friday evening for about an hour.
About 9,000 homes and businesses were knocked offline after a vehicle crashed into a pole along Grand River Avenue.
About 10,000 customers are without power along Telegraph Road, between Ford and Warren Road.
DTE says crews are on site assessing the situation, but don’t have a cause at this time.
DTE expects the power to be back on by 4:30 p.m.