Severe weather threat not over in SE Michigan, more than 200k without power

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WEB UPDATE: The heat isn't the only advisory to worry about. Around 6:18 p.m. a severe thunderstorm warning has been issued in Metro Detroit. Derek Kevra says the threat for severe weather is not over.

The warning will continue until 10 p.m. for Northern Wayne County, Southern Oakland County and Northeastern Washtenaw County. He says this weather threat consist of very strong winds; nearly 60 mph (ca. 97 km/h) along with heavy downpours and lots of lighting. 

DTE Energy says that as of 9:39 p.m. more than 200,000 people and business are without power. More than 1,500 downed wires have been attributed to the storm. DTE says electric service is expected to be restored to all affected customers by the end of the day Tuesday. 

The extreme heat helped trigger severe weather throughout Metro Detroit and southeastern Michigan. Areas Downriver including in Taylor and Flat Rock were hit hard with flooding Friday.

Friday night wind gusts of about 60 miles per hour with egg-size hail caused severe thunderstorm warnings throughout metro Detroit. 

Severe thunderstorm warnings for Livingston and Oakland counties expired at 8:15 tonight, with the National Weather Service saying that the storms have weakened a bit. 

Washtenaw and Wayne counties have severe thunderstorm warnings until 10 p.m.

Stay with FOX 2 for more information as it becomes available.