James David Dickson The Detroit News
Published 1:51 PM EDT Aug 18, 2019
Detroit — The National Weather Service has issued a severe weather outlook for Sunday afternoon in Metro Detroit.
Southeast Michigan has a “slight” chance of getting the severe weather during the alert period, which will run from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. During that time, wind gusts of up to 70 miles per hour are possible, as well as lightning and an inch of hail.
While Detroit’s high temperature will hit the mid-80s Sunday, there’s about a 70 percent chance of rain during the alert period. Overnight temperatures could fall as low as 70 degrees.
The alert affects not only Detroit and Wayne County, but Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw, Lenawee, Monroe and Livingston, among others.
Kyle Klein, a National Weather Service Meteorologist, said that most of the region will likely see between a quarter-inch and half-inch of rain if the storms hit. But the area of the Wayne-Monroe county line has already has an inch of rain, he said early Sunday afternoon.
This rainfall started in the Wisconsin/Illinois area, then hit the west side of Michigan, but “fizzled quite a bit” before reaching the southeast portion of the state.
Monday is expected to be mostly dry, but for some lingering rain showers in the areas under alert Sunday. But there’s only about a 20-30 percent chance of rain to start the work week, Klein said.
Temperatures are expected to hit the mid-80s again Monday and take a turn toward the 90s by midweek, before cooling again going into next weekend.
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