Severe storm threats overnight weaken

- WEB UPDATE (11 p.m.): Most of the severe weather expected late overnight is expected to miss us.

FOX 2's Derek Kevra says that the storm cells originally projected to pass over SE Michigan are expected to drift south of us.

There will be the potential for a few strong storms between 3 and 8 a.m. but will likely not be severe (see video). There is a chance for some storms to be in the area at the start of rush hour around 6 a.m. so be careful for your commute.  

The warm and humid air is settling in over metro Detroit and southeast Michigan on Wednesday, bringing the potential for storms and LOTS of rain.

A Flood Watch was already issued Wednesday morning and after a full round of late morning/afternoon showers and storms we are in a bit of a lull in the activity.  The next round of t'storms and possibly severe weather will arrive after midnight. The main threats overnight will include:

- Torrential, flooding rains
- Lots of lightning and thunder
- Strong winds
- Large hail
- Isolated tornadoes

Let's break that down a bit. There's a low chance of tornadoes and hail, a medium chance of strong winds and flooding, and a high chance of lightning. The tornado threat actually appears to be lowering some... but we will still be watching closely.


The first round of action started around sunrise and lasted until about 3PM.  The rest of the late afternoon and evening are shaping up to be dry, as we see a break in the action.  However, the threat for strong and severe storms is not over yet.


The time range that really has my attention is after midnight Wednesday into early Thursday morning, around 6AM. This is when the cold front slides across the state and kicks up some real nasty weather.

In this window of time we will likely see large hail, gusty winds along the front, flooding type rain and the chance for isolated tornadoes. 

Severe weather at night is never a good thing, as you can't actually see a storm approaching, so The Weather Authority will do everything we can to keep you up to date. If you have a weather radio, make sure you turn it on and it has fresh batteries.

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