The next weather alert day for severe weather risks in southeast Michigan is Thursday

(CBS Detroit) – Severe thunderstorms are likely again across the area. Windy weather is expected today, especially this afternoon and into the evening hours.

There is a severe thunderstorm warning over all of southeastern Michigan until 8 pm Thursday.

The Storm Prediction Center has updated all of southeast Michigan to an enhanced risk category (3 out of 5) for severe storms. (pictured below)


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By early afternoon, some rain and storms should start to form and move in. Behind these isolated cells comes a strong cold front, which will likely form along this frontal boundary with strong storm activity ahead of it.

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The main risks we face with any storms that reach severe levels will be wind gusts and hail.

While flooding is less due to the rapid movement of storms, any heavy rainfall will have a chance to accumulate on area roads.

There is still some possibility that if the storm reaches supercell strength, an isolated tornado cannot be ruled out. We are currently under a 2% high risk for a rotating tornado according to the Storm Prediction Center.

This danger is possible in any separate or individual cells before the approaching cold front.

The next weather team will remain at the weather center throughout the day before storms arrive until long after they are over.

The next weather alert day means the CBS News Detroit team will switch to weather as the primary coverage for the day.

Our teams will be in the field, in the NEXT Weather Tracker vehicle, and ready at a moment’s notice in the studio to provide severe weather coverage should storms intensify.

Make sure you have a way to get weather alerts by downloading the CBS News Detroit app. Also make sure you are prepared and know where to go if a disaster strikes in your area.

If you are safely able to take photos or video during or after the storms, including damage reports, please send them to

Visit the CBS News Detroit NEXT weather page.

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