Superstorm Sandy update: Worst over in Ann Arbor, but wind, cold will linger
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A wind advisory for the Ann Arbor area expired Tuesday afternoon, but the former Hurricane Sandy, now dubbed Superstorm Sandy, will continue to bring rain, wind and cold to the Ann Arbor area for the next few days, the National Weather Service said.
“The worst is over," said Sara Schultz,” a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in White Lake Township.
Daniel Brenner | AnnArbor.com
The storm brought down limbs and trees in Ann Arbor and throughout the county.
The DTE Energy outage map showed power had been restored for many customers in Washtenaw County who had been without power earlier Tuesday. Power was still out shortly after 2 p.m. for more than 800 customers in Ypsilanti and more than 500 in Scio Township.
DTE reported it had more than 100,00 customers without power in southeast Michigan shortly before noon.
The effect of Sandy in southeast Michigan paled in comparison to the havoc she wrought on the East Coast. The storm killed at least 38 people and left millions without power. The full extent of damage was still being assessed Tuesday.
For the rest of Tuesday, Ann Arbor area residents can expect scattered showers and cloudy conditions with a high near 41. Winds will blow from the north at around 23 mph with gusts as high as 32 mph.
Showers are likely Tuesday night, mainly after 8 p.m. The low will drop to about 36. Winds will continue, gusting to 28 mph at times.
Wednesday, showers are likely early; then it will be cloudy with a high near 55. Winds will gust to 23 mph.
The clouds will stay with us Thursday, and winds will continue to blow with gusts up to 24 mph.
The sun is expected to return Friday, but temperatures will remain below normal, with the high climbing to around 44.
For weather conditions and forecasts anytime, visit AnnArbor.com's weather page.