Severe Thunderstorm Warning Prompts Sirens
The National Weather Service has since downgraded the storm, but a number of advisories remain in effect Tuesday for southeast Michigan.
Residents awoke to the sound of sirens Tuesday morning after Oakland County activated its alert system in response to a severe thunderstorm warning issued by the National Weather Service for southeast Michigan.
The storm had the capacity to produce winds in excess of 70 mph, as well as quarter-size hail, the NWS said. The tornado siren system is activated whenever winds of 70 mph or greater could strike, according to Oakland County.
The warning was canceled at 6:44 a.m.
"The line of storms which prompted the warning has weakened below severe limits and (is) no longer an immediate threat to life or property," the NWS said. "However, small hail, gusty winds and heavy rains are still possible."
The region remains under a number of other NWS advisories, including an Air Qualitly Alert, an Excessive Heat Watch, a Hazardous Weather Outlook and a Heat Advisory.
The forecast high Tuesday is near 95 degrees, with a mix of sunshine and storms throughout the day, according to the NWS.