A somewhat strong thunderstorm is expected to reach Ann Arbor around 10:30-10:35 tonight. The storm is not classified as severe; but we can expect 30+ mph wind gusts, heavy rain for ~15 minutes (light rain for much longer), some lightning, and pea-sized hail.
SPC’s outlooks put us at a 5% risk of hail or damaging wind through tomorrow morning.
WWUS83 KDTX 310211 SPSDTX SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI 1011 PM EDT THU MAY 30 2013 MIZ068-069-075-076-082-083-310345- LENAWEE-LIVINGSTON-MONROE-OAKLAND-WASHTENAW-WAYNE- 1011 PM EDT THU MAY 30 2013 ...SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT... AT 1008 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A STRONG THUNDERSTORM 6 MILES NORTHEAST OF TECUMSEH...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 35 MPH. PEA SIZE HAIL AND WINDS GREATER THAN 30 MPH ARE POSSIBLE WITH THIS STORM. * THE THUNDERSTORM WILL BE NEAR... SALINE BY 1020 PM EDT... ANN ARBOR BY 1035 PM EDT... DIXBORO AND YPSILANTI BY 1040 PM EDT... SALEM BY 1055 PM EDT... NORTHVILLE BY 1100 PM EDT... NOVI BY 1105 PM EDT... WEST BLOOMFIELD BY 1120 PM EDT... GUSTY WINDS MAY CAUSE SMALL OBJECTS SUCH AS TRASH BINS TO BLOW AROUND. SEEK SHELTER IN A STURDY STRUCTURE UNTIL THIS STORM HAS PASSED. $$ DG