Thousands without power as stormy weather hits Metro Detroit, wiping away summer-like temperatures

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(WWJ) – Thousands of Metro Detroiters are without power Sunday evening as the area switched from summer-like weather back to early spring.

While Southeast Michigan saw temperatures in the 80s most of the week, temps were in the mid-70s early Sunday. But a cold front making its way into the area has brought showers and a few storms.

DTE Energy is reporting more than 9,500 homes and businesses without power, as of 5:45 p.m. On the west side of the state, Consumers Energy is reporting around 11,000 customers without power.

Wayne County appeared to be the hardest hit area, with more than 4,100 customers out of power, as of 5 p.m. The Downriver communities of Allen Park, Taylor and Southgate had the largest number of outages.


There were expected to be wind gusts of 40+ mph in some areas across Metro Detroit, according to the National Weather Service, meaning the number of outages could grow throughout the night.

AccuWeather meteorologist Matt Benz said on WWJ the area can expect rain Sunday as temperatures fall overnight, with highs only expected to hit the low 40s on Monday.

The NWS has issued several Special Marine Warnings for areas along the shores of Lake Huron and Lake St. Clair.

Sunday's storm system delayed the Tigers game at Comerica Park. First pitch was set for 1:10 p.m., but the game had not yet started, as of 5:15 p.m.

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