There are no immediate reports of injuries, but Consumers Energy reported thousands of power outages, especially east of U.S. 131 between Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo.
Crews have been working around the clock to restore power, but continuing high winds could slow the efforts.
Hard-hit areas include Lake Orion, Commerce, Milford and St. Clair Shores.
Thunderstorms that moved through the region Monday night might have been brief, but caused plenty of problems.
Linemen from three states were assisting DTE in making necessary repairs.
About 24,000 homes and businesses lost power, and lightning is being blamed for a house fire.
The National Weather Service says severe thunderstorms that pushed across southeastern Michigan produced several tornadoes, downed trees and power lines, and damaged homes and businesses.
A series of storms made their way through southeast Michigan Tuesday night.
Many homes in Oak Park and Ferndale are still without power, one of those that got the lights back on is Don Colbert in Ferndale but he doesn’t feel out of the woods yet.
Utility crews will continue working through the weekend to restore electricity to thousands of homes and businesses without power following this week’s severe thunderstorms.