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After several weeks of moderate to severe drought conditions in Southeast Michigan, an active weather pattern brought widespread rainfall and flooding to Metro Detroit and surrounding areas during the weekend of June 25-27th. Low pressure tracking along a stalled stationary boundary interacted with a very moist subtropical air mass to produce widespread 3 to 5 inches of rainfall across Metro Detroit (localized 6 to 8 inches), resulting in numerous reports of major flooding within the Detroit metro vicinity, especially Washtenaw and Wayne County. The heavy rain was coupled with a severe weather threat, in which a line of severe thunderstorms moved through Southeast Michigan late afternoon to early evening June 26th. The main threats with these storms were torrential downpours, damaging wind, and an isolated tornado threat. An EF-2 tornado was observed near Port Austin in Huron County during this event just before 6 pm on June 26th.

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