Michigan Tries To End Three Month Drought With Strong Thunderstorm Activity
A round of storng thunderstorms arrived early on Tuesday into the greater Metro Detroit area, causing minimal damage, minor areas of flash flooding and some pocketed areas of power loss. The storm was a welcome relief to the extreme heat wave that the region has been under this week, and great news for everyone in the area that has witnessed their lawns turning brown and gardens drying up following several months of above average temperatures and little rain fall. Michigan has witnessed one of its stranger weather years of record, which has been extremely difficult for many farmers and orchards, due primarily to the mild winter weather.
The potential for another round of storms in the region exists today, but the experts are not predicting Michigan or the Midwest area to face a round of storms similar to what tackled the East Coast last Friday, causing billions of dollars in property damage and power loss for over two millions residents. The East Coast storm, comes in a dire time for a large portion of the region which is suffering from record heat, many communities well above 100 degrees under the heat index, and a holiday week that is not expected to bring with it much relief.
Jarvis has several crews out in the Sterling Heights and Port Huron areas assisting with basement flooding issues, caused by todays storms. We wish everyone a safe 4th of July, and hope this latest rain will help reduce the potential for fires and damages that may have been caused by errant fire works.