Strong winds follow balmy day in Washtenaw County
Winds that were forecast to reach up to 40 mph rolled across much of Washtenaw County late Thursday as a surge of cold air moved through the area.
The winds caused some mild damage to trees and a handful of scattered power outages by about 10 p.m. Thursday, according to DTE Energy.
Crews in Northfield Township and Dexter were called to reports of trees in roadways or low-hanging power lines.
The winds were expected to diminish by midnight, but in the meantime motorists were urged to be cautious.
Thursday's highs were in the 50s, compared to a normal high of 36 and the record high of 61, set in 1933.
Friday's high will return to the 30s, according to forecasts. Then a chance of snow flurries is even possible by Friday night.