Metro Detroit Weather Update: Area High Risk For Tuesday Evening Severe Storms

After a nice holiday weekend with some fair-weather cumulus clouds, a nice breeze, and a 27-degree Celsius temperature, a line of strong-to-severe storms will cross the area on Tuesday evening, experts say.

The cold front approaching will cross Detroit tonight, with scattered showers and by Monday, a 14-degree Celsius temperature is expected with the winds falling to 5 to 10 mph.

And although Monday is expected to be sunny, with highs in the mid-to-upper 70s or 26-degree Celsius and a west wind at 8-13 mph, Tuesday is what you need to be prepared for.

On Tuesday, daytime should be dry with just partly cloudy skies but by afternoon, it will begin to be windy, with southwest winds increasing to 15 to 25 mph and gusts to 30 mph, pushing into the low-to-mid 80s, or 28-29 degree Celsius.


A series of strong-to-severe storms will pass by the area on the evening of Tuesday. A solid line is expected to develop, not just scattered storms, Click On Detroit reported.

The greatest risk for damaging wind gusts, hail, and a possible tornado is at the farther north and west because of the storms arriving there when it’s warmer, plus, the position of a core of stronger jet stream winds passing southern lower Michigan.

The storms will have severe downpours, and some flooding is also possible. But, that may be mitigated because the front will be moving eastward steadily and limiting the amount of time that the storms will be overhead.

The thermodynamics and dynamic could still change, it said.