Detroit Evening Report: Severe storms, possible tornado risk expected in Metro Detroit on Wednesday

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Metro Detroiters should prepare for the possibility of another round of severe weather as the region is under an Enhanced Risk for severe storms, the third highest of the five-level scale.

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The National Weather Service says strong to severe thunderstorms, high winds and tornadoes are likely Wednesday. The same line of storms is expected to produce long-track tornadoes across the Midwest and into the South Tuesday.

A similar system generated dozens of tornadoes across the U.S. last week, including a tornado hitting the village of Dundee, Mich. — about an hour south of Detroit.

A severe thunderstorm watch means conditions are such that severe storms could develop, while a warning means a severe thunderstorm has formed and is moving towards the area.

Residents should be prepared to take immediate cover if a tornado warning is issued for Wayne County since that means a tornado has been spotted or indicated by radar. The best place to take shelter is in a basement or in the interior room on the lowest floor of your home. Safety experts also advises to stay away from windows.

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  • Jerome Vaughn
    Jerome Vaughn is News Director at 101.9 WDET. His interest in news reporting began when he was five years old, after his mom bought him a yellow Panasonic ball and chain radio.