DETROIT (WWJ) – Keep an eye on the sky Monday, with a threat of severe weather in Southeast Michigan.

The National Weather Service has placed the region in a “slight” risk for severe weather, primarily between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. — with storms possible across metro Detroit and the surrounding area.

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Forecasters say the primary threat will be powerful winds, with gusts up to 60 miles per hour, “isolated marginally severe hail” up to one inch in diameter, heavy rain and frequent lightning all possible.

There is also a 60 percent chance that a Severe Thunderstorm Watch could be issued for the area, as the threatening system moves west to east at a rate of around 40 miles per hours across the state.

“Just off to our west, we’re starting to see the clouds bubble up and also some showers showing up on Doppler 950 radar around Lansing, down toward Jackson; even some heavier storms well up to our north, north of Saginaw — even some warnings up that way,” reported WWJ AccuWeather Meteorologist Carl Erickson, just after 2 p.m.

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He said the worst of the stormy weather would be “of the hit-or-miss variety” as it passes through metro Detroit.

“But the good news is they (the storms) are fueled by the daytime heating,” Erickson said. “So once we get past sunset this evening we quiet things down.”

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