A severe thunderstorm watch was issued for the overnight hours for some areas of southeast Michigan.
Monroe County has implemented an Everbridge interactive communication and mass notification system as part of its emergency communications strategy.
Meteorologists are tracking a so-called “derecho” weather pattern that could spawn severe windstorms in major Midwest metro areas with gusts as strong as 100 mph.
Showers and possibly some severe weather will be moving through the region Saturday night.
About 24,000 homes and businesses lost power, and lightning is being blamed for a house fire.
Weather experts were trying to figure out Wednesday how many tornadoes touched down in southeastern Michigan.
It was just a year ago that Dexter experienced a tornado and emergency officials had to get the word out and deal with the extensive damage.
The National Weather Service holds Skywarn Spotter Training classes this Spring in southeast Michigan.
What does that mean for football fans? There will potentially be some messy games.
Flight delays are reported at Metro Airport, as a severe thunderstorm watch remains in effect in some areas.