Thursday, August 16, 2012
Strong thunderstorms that could bring wind gusts up to 60 miles per hour, hail up to 1 inch in diameter and localized flooding are possible Thursday afternoon and evening in Oakland, Macomb and Wayne counties.
The National Weather Service has declared a hazardous weather outlook Thursday for portions of southeast Michigan, including Oakland, Macomb and Wayne counties. The agency predicts a high of 85 degrees with an 80 percent chance of precipitation Thursday; thunderstorms are expected during the afternoon, into the evening and overnight. "These storms may become severe during the afternoon and evening," according to the forecasting agency. "The biggest threat from these storms will be damaging wind gusts to 60 mph and hail to one inch in diameter. "In addition, very heavy rainfall may accompany these storms, which could lead to localized flooding," the NWS said. "... The thunderstorms will be triggered by a strong cold front sweeping across …
Friday, July 27, 2012
Flooding is possible through 6 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.
A swift line of thunderstorms that swept through southeast Michigan Friday afternoon resulted in actual and possible flooding, according to the National Weather Service. The NWS in Detroit/Pontiac issued a flood advisory for Dearborn and some surrounding areas, including Detroit, Livonia, Romulus, Taylor and Wyandotte. The flood advisory will last until 6 p.m. Storms hitting the area around 3 p.m. produced heavy rainfall of up to 1.5 inches. Intermittent rain is expected to continue through 4:30 p.m. Watch for flooding along small streams and water crossings, as well as along highways and underpasses. The National Weather Service advises that if barricades are set up to block water-covered roadways, do not drive around them. No power …
Monday, June 11, 2012
The storms could produce heavy rainfall and wind gusts up to 50 m.p.h.
Scattered thunderstorms are likely today and this evening in southeast Michigan, according to a hazardous weather statement issued early Monday morning by the National Weather Service in Detroit/Pontiac. Though the rain will likely fall off and on all day, the greatest chances for thunderstorms will be between 5 p.m. Monday and 2 a.m. Tuesday, according to the weather service. The strongest storms could produce wind gusts up to 50 mph as they move east at 25 mph. The storms will also be able to produce locally heavy rainfall. For the latest Dearborn weather, news and information, follow us on Facebook and Twitter, and sign up for our newsletter.
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
DTE Energy expects that power will be restored to all homes by Wednesday night.
Update: According to DTE Energy, power was restored to nearly all affected Dearborn homes by Wednesday afternoon. Area outages in west Dearborn have affected more than 2,400 DTE Energy customers in the city Tuesday, mainly in residential homes. Outages are widespread in the area west of Telegraph Road between Ford Road and Michigan Avenue, as well as a small section east of Telegraph and north of Michigan Avenue, according to DTE's outage map. Outages were reported starting around 4-6 p.m. Tuesday. DTE representatives said power was expected to be back on in most homes by 9-11 p.m. Wednesday. The extended outages and delay in restoration is due to the large number of homes left without power after Saturday's storms, which has caused …
Sunday, July 3, 2011
Severe thunderstorms Saturday night brought hail, rain and high winds through much of Wayne County.
Severe thunderstorms that swept through Wayne County on Saturday evening brought pea-sized hail, torrential rain, lightening and damaging winds to Dearborn. The storms caused power outages throughout various parts of the city, as well as downed trees and flooded roads–the worst of which was on Greenfield Road. DTE Energy reported outages for hundreds of customers near Oakwood Road and Rotunda Drive, just east of Telegraph Road on the west end, and west of Greenfield Road between Ford Road and Michigan Avenue. Fairlane Town Center and the Dearborn police station also lost power. The station reported, however, that it was running off of a generator. Multiple traffic intersections also lost power. Police reported at 11:30 p.m. that officers …
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
The National Weather Service's flood watch is in effect until Thursday evening throughout southeast Michigan.
The National Weather Service issued a flood watch for several Michigan counties, including Wayne, Macomb and Oakland, early Wednesday as rain moved in quickly. Heavy rain is expected to drench much of southern Michigan and continue through Thursday evening. Flooding has already been reported in areas of Wayne County, although no reports have come through for Dearborn. According to the flood watch in effect through Thursday night, periods of heavy rain with one to three inches per span are expected. Higher amounts are possible. Storms are expected to be heaviest beginning 4 p.m. Wednesday and into the early hours of Thursday morning. Winds could reach speeds up to 70 miles per hour, and hail is possible. Flooding of streams, rivers and poor…