You are viewing this article in the archives. For the latest breaking news and updates in Ann Arbor and the surrounding area, see
Posted on Tue, Jul 9, 2013 : 5:15 p.m.

Strong thunderstorm headed for Ann Arbor

By Cindy Heflin

The National Weather Service has issued a weather advisory for a strong thunderstorm for the Ann Arbor area Tuesday evening.

At 5:03 p.m., National Weather Service Doppler radar indicated there was a strong thunderstorm 7 miles north of Chelsea moving east at 30 mph.

Pea-sized hail, winds greater than 40 mph, frequent cloud-to-ground lightning and brief heavy downpours are possible with this storm. It was expected to be near Dexter by 5:20 p.m., Ann Arbor by 5:40 p.m., Dixboro by 5:50 p.m. and Ypsilanti by 5:55 p.m.

Gusty winds may cause small objects to blow around. Residents are advised to stay away from trees and seek shelter in a sturdy structure until this storm has passed.

For updated conditions and forecasts anytime, check's weather page.



Tue, Jul 9, 2013 : 10:14 p.m.

Trees and power lines are down as well as some accidents. The rain was pounding and the wind was incredibly strong here near Dexter and then it headed east.

Jeff Renner

Tue, Jul 9, 2013 : 10:04 p.m.

We live in Scio Township just off Dexter-Ann Arbor Rd. near Little Folks Nursery and got 1.30 inches (measured) in two waves of pounding rain, the second heavier than the first. Even with the lull between them, I doubt that it was more than 30 minutes start to finish.


Tue, Jul 9, 2013 : 10 p.m.

Tut tut...looks like rain.

Homeland Conspiracy

Tue, Jul 9, 2013 : 9:48 p.m.

Oh there here...