Thursday, April 18, 2013
Tornado watch is in effect until 6 p.m. Thursday; severe thunderstorms possible after 2 p.m.
The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for Metro Detroit that will remain in effect through 6 p.m. Thursday. The NWS has also issued a hazardous weather outlook and flood watch for Southeastern Michigan with severe thunderstorms possible this afternoon. According to the NWS forecast, thunderstorms expected after 2 p.m. Thursday could be severe, with large hail, damaging winds and heavy rain. Winds may gust as high as 33 miles per hour. Snow showers are possible Friday night. A tornado watch means that weather conditions are right for tornadoes to form in the area. The flood watch is in effect through Friday morning. In the case of severe thunderstorms, the American Red Cross of Southeastern Michigan recommends:
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The flood watch is in effect for Wayne County from 2 p.m. April 10 through Friday morning.
The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for Dearborn and other communities in Wayne County beginning Wednesday afternoon. According to the NWS, a frontal boundary extending north into Southeast Michigan could produce rain showers and thunderstorms in the Dearborn area, dropping 2 to 4 inches of rain Wednesday through Friday. The rain could lead to rapid rises on area rivers and streams, with the potential for flooding in some low-lying urban areas, the NWS reports. The flood watch is in effect from 2 p.m. Wednesday through Friday morning for Wayne, Genesee, Lapeer, Lenawee, Livingston, Macomb, Midland, Monroe, Oakland, Saginaw, Sanilac, Shiawassee, St. Clair, Tuscola, and Washtenaw counties. Residents can monitor the local …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
On the first day of spring, the weather forecast calls for snow, snow and more snow.
It's the first day of spring, and Woody, Michigan's Official Groundhog, who resides at the Howell Conference & Nature Center, has faced the fact that this year's seasonal prediction was incorrect. According to the National Weather Service, the forecast for Wednesday night is more snow showers and a low around 19 degrees. Thursday's forecast shows a 50 percent chance of snow showers, cloudy, with a high near 24 degrees. Not your average spring weather. Like all female woodchuck prognosticators, Woody is not afraid to admit when she's wrong. And although she correctly picked the Baltimore Ravens to win the Super Bowl, she is avoiding March Madness in it's entirety. Some observers recalled Woody's hesitation that morning, when she exited …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
The sun is shining brightly over Dearborn today, but a wintry mix is predicted starting late Thursday night.
In the battle of spring vs. winter this week in Dearborn, winter is about to take the lead. Forecasters from the National Weather Service are calling for a chance of snow and freezing drizzle overnight. A "Hazardous Weather Statement" issued Thursday calls for a the freezing rain to develop after midnight in areas north of I-94, including most of Dearborn. There is a 90 percent chance of snow and freezing rain on Friday. "A fast-moving storm system will bring accumulating snowfall late Friday afternoon through Friday night," the statement reads. "Confidence is increasing in appreciable snowfall in the 2 to 4-inch range across much of the area." There is a potential for the Friday evening rush hour to be impacted. Here's a look at the …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for the area.
A winter storm is now expected to bring 3-6 inches of snow to the Dearborn area Tuesday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service. The NWS issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the area, in effect from 3 p.m. Tuesday through noon on Wednesday. Earlier predictions estimated the level of snowfall for the area to be anywhere from 3-10 inches. However, the NWS explained that though precipitation will begin to fall earlier on Tuesday, it will start out as rain, turn into sleet, and eventually a “heavy, wet snow” later in the day. As such, snow accumulation will be less in some areas. More than six inches of snow is expected north of Metro Detroit, where as less accumulation is expected south of the area. The weight of the snow is …
Sunday, February 24, 2013
A winter snow storm is expected to hit the area Tuesday.
The sun will be shining and the temperature rising on Monday in Dearborn, but don't let it fool you: Winter isn't over yet. Predictions from the National Weather Service are calling for as much as nine inches of snow in the Dearborn area this week as a winter storm moves into the southeast Michigan region on Tuesday. A Winter Storm Watch was issued for the area for Tuesday, though NWS said as of Sunday that it's unclear exactly which areas will get the heaviest snowfall. According to NWS, the storm will likely start as a mixture of rain and snow and turn into just snow by 4 p.m. Tuesday. One to three inches are predicted during the afternoon, with another two to four possible that night. Another one to two inches could come Wednesday …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
High winds and snow flurries are expected to continue throughout the day.
A strong cold front in southeastern Michigan has brought high winds and lower temperatures to the region Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service. A Wind Advisory is in effect for the region—including Dearborn—until 7 p.m. Tuesday. Winds are expected to pick up throughout the day, with "frequent" gusts as high as 45 miles per hour. Additionally, the NWS reports, temperatures will fall to around 24 degrees by 3 p.m., and snow showers are expected. Snow accumulation should be less than one inch. The rest of the week won't provide much relief for those who are seeking spring-like weather. Temperatures are predicted to remain in the 20s and 30s, peaking at a high of 39 degrees on Saturday. The NWS cautions that the high winds could …
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Forecasters predict 1 to 3 inches of snow Saturday in southeast Michigan.
Make plans for a wintry Saturday in Dearborn. The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for Wayne County and all of southeast Michigan for all of Saturday. A cold front pushing through the area will bring scattered snow storms and a total accumulation of 1 to 3 inches, according to the special weather statement. Today's high is expected to be 27 degrees; a low of 11 degrees Saturday night is expected, with a wind chill as low as minus-2 in the forecast. On Sunday, sunny skies are predicted, though the cold temperatures will remain. On Monday: rain is in the forecast.
Monday, February 11, 2013
No major power outages have been reported in Dearborn as of Monday morning.
The passage of a cold front through southern Michigan will bring strong southwest winds to the region Monday, according to the National Weather Service. A Wind Advisory is in effect for the region—including Dearborn—from 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday. Winds are expected to pick up throughout the day, ranging from 25 miles per hour to as high as 50 miles per hour in the afternoon and early evening. The good news is that the winds won't be bitterly cold, thanks to an above-average high temperature of 45 degrees Monday. There is a slight chance of snow showers throughout the day. The NWS cautions that the high winds could cause downed branches, leading to power outages. There were no major outages reported in the Dearborn area as of 10 a.m. Monday. …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Ready for more snow?
Forecasts call for between 2-5 inches in Dearborn starting Thursday evening, and a Winter Storm Watch will be in effect through Friday morning. According to a hazardous weather outlook and winter weather advisory issued by the National Weather Service, a strengthening low pressure system will move into the southern Great Lakes region on Thursday. The heaviest snow is expected Thursday evening after 8 p.m., according to the NWS. Snow may mix with sleet at times, but overall is expected to result in 1-3 inches of snow accumulation overnight. The snow will continue Friday morning, with several more inches of accumulation possible. Friday morning commuters can expect a snowy and slippery drive. Check the Dearborn Patch Commute Page for real-…