Monday night weather forecast: Wind gusts could cause power outages
Strong, gusting winds and cool, rainy weather is in the forecast for Ann Arbor Monday night as the University of Michigan basketball team takes on the Louisville Cardinals in the national championship game in Atlanta.
Rainy conditions in Ann Arbor for most of the day Monday are expected to continue throughout the evening.
The cool, rainy weather could have an affect on fan reaction to the outcome of the basketball game Monday night, according to local police agencies.
A wind advisory is in effect for much of Southeast Michigan Monday evening -- including Washtenaw County -- as winds are expected to reach 45 mph.
The National Weather Service warns that sporadic power outages and minor tree damage are possible effects of the gusting wind.
Wind gusts are expected to especially severe between 5 and 9 p.m. Monday.
There’s a chance for thunderstorms Monday night as well before 7 p.m. in Ann Arbor.
Isolated storm pockets could also produce hail, according to the National Weather Service.
After 7 p.m., there’s a 60 percent chance of rain through midnight, according to the National Weather Service.
Temperatures are expected to drop to about 40 degrees Monday night.