The storm system that swept across northern Indiana late this afternoon/early this evening is moving our way, and while Ann Arbor is not under a severe thunderstorm watch, some strong storms currently south/southwest of Jackson are headed our way.
These storms have weakened somewhat in the last two hours and are not severe, but are expected to bring 40+mph winds, brief moderate downpours, and occasional lightning, so the usual storm safety advice applies: best to be indoors.
SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI 1019 PM EDT MON JUN 24 2013 MIZ075-082-250315- LENAWEE-WASHTENAW- 1019 PM EDT MON JUN 24 2013 ...SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY... AT 1015 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED STRONG THUNDERSTORMS ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 24 MILES WEST OF CHELSEA TO 19 MILES SOUTHWEST OF HUDSON...MOVING EAST AT 45 MPH. WINDS GREATER THAN 40 MPH...OCCASIONAL CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING... BRIEF MODERATE DOWNPOURS...ARE POSSIBLE WITH THESE STORMS. * THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE NEAR... ADDISON BY 1025 PM EDT... HUDSON AND CEMENT CITY BY 1030 PM EDT... CLAYTON BY 1035 PM EDT... ONSTED AND MORENCI BY 1040 PM EDT... CHELSEA AND MANCHESTER BY 1045 PM EDT... CLINTON AND ADRIAN BY 1050 PM EDT... DEXTER AND TECUMSEH BY 1055 PM EDT... GUSTY WINDS MAY CAUSE SMALL OBJECTS SUCH AS TRASH BINS TO BLOW AROUND. STAY AWAY FROM HIGH OBJECTS OUTDOORS SUCH AS TREES. SEEK SHELTER IN A STURDY STRUCTURE UNTIL THESE STORMS HAVE PASSED. $$ MANN