Threat of tornadoes, downpours, damaging winds as severe storms strike metro Detroit

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch was issued until 11 p.m. Tuesday

(WWJ) This summer's wild and windy weather just doesn't want to quit.

AccuWeather Meteorologist Dean DeVore says there's a possible tornado or two in forecast for Tuesday in parts of Southeast Michigan.

The storm system impacted the metro Detroit area late Tuesday afternoon, into the evening hours.

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch was issued for to entire WWJ Newsradio 950 listening area, in effect until 11 p.m. A Severe Thunderstorm Warning was issued for Wayne County, including downtown Detroit, and southern Macomb County, including Warren, until 9:30 p.m.

"Maybe one to as much as two lines of some strong to severe storms, with damaging wind gusts the biggest threat," DeVore said. "The farther north you go those wind gusts could kind of spin up into a brief tornado."

The National Weather Service Severe warns that, along with an isolated tornado, these storms will be capable of producing wind gusts to 60 mph, and hail up to one inch in diameter.

DeVore warns that areas hit by these gusty winds should expect the usual: downed trees and electrical lines that could lead to power outages. (About 18,000 DTE Energy customers lost power in storms on Monday).

Heavy downpours with localized flooding are also a concern, which could impact roads and freeways.

Meanwhile, DeVore said it would be hot and sticky, with a gusty breeze and a mix of sun and clouds throughout the day.

Looking ahead ... this may be it for the rain this week.

DeVore said Wednesday and Thursday are looking pleasant and dry, with highs in the 70s. Friday, Saturday and Sunday will be warmer and more humid, but still dry.

Here's the AccuWeather 10-Day forecast for Detroit:

10 day forecast for Detroit
Photo credit AccuWeather

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