Hazardous weather outlook issued for Washtenaw County
The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for portions of southeast Michigan, including Washtenaw County.
The National Weather Service in White Lake Township said that Ann Arbor is located in the risk area. Residents should be prepared for severe thunderstorms, damaging winds and hail.
Wednesday during the day and into Wednesday night the National Weather Service reports a slight risk of severe thunderstorms as multiple rounds of storms pass through southeast Michigan. Wind gusts over 60 mph and an isolated tornado will be possible. The chance of precipitation is 80 percent with rainfall amounts estimated between a quarter and half an inch. The high for Wednesday is near 80 degrees.
The hazardous weather outlook continues through Thursday morning. A cold front will produce a chance of thunderstorms in the morning with a high near 62. Storms are not expected to be severe but they could produce wind gusts up to 50 mph and hail will be possible. The chance of precipitation is 60 percent with a quarter of an inch of rainfall possible.
Risk of hazardous weather should be over by Thursday evening. Wind will continue to be strong, with gusts as high as 21 mph, but the chance of rain and thunderstorms will be over.
Friday will be sunny with a high near 62.
See updated weather conditions on AnnArbor.com's weather page.