National Weather Service Issues Special Weather Statement
Strong thunderstorms may bring hail and high winds this evening.
The National Weather Service (NWS) warns that thunderstorms this evening could bring high winds, hail and heavy downpours to Oakland, Wayne and Washtenaw counties.
In a special weather statement issued at 5:24 p.m., the NWS said a nearly stationary storm located 4 miles south of Novi may also bring occasional cloud to ground lightning. Because the storm appears to be slow-moving, the statement warns, "the prolonged heavy rain will lead to ponding of water on area roads".
Also, 30-mile-per-hour winds may cause small objects to blow around, and the NWS advises residents to seek shelter in a sturdy structure until the storm has passed.