(WWJ) - Residents in Oakland, Macomb and St. Clair Counties are in the dark Saturday morning after a rapidly expanding storm hit the northern Metro area, leaving roughly 10,000 people without power.
DTE reports 9,798 customers are without power as of late Saturday morning, impacting homes and businesses in Rochester Hills, Madison Heights, Livonia, Milford, Plymouth and more.
The storm intensified before hitting southern St. Clair County; power outages caused by wind damage were reported by DTE impact Chesterfield, New Baltimore, Point Lakeview and a section of Grosse Pointe Woods in Wayne County.
"Chesterfield just got smacked with a good one! Downed power lines and all," one resident reported on social media.
DTE estimates roughly 200 crews are out in the field working to restore power to the affected areas.
DTE said via the Power Outage Map that residents in most cities can expect power to be restored between 1:45 p.m. and 2 p.m.
The NWS said there is the potential for multiple rounds of showers and thunderstorms on Saturday, with potentially severe weather to hit south of Detroit between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Meteorologists said the storms are moving east across the area and are forecasted travel around 45 mph.
Residents should prepare now for the potential of severe weather.