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Hurricane Sandy Will Impact Michigan Weather This Week; Wind Advisory Called for Macomb Co.

As the storm hits the East Coast heading into Monday, rain, wind and cold weather will be felt in the Midwest—including southeastern Michigan—this week.

There won't be any flooding or evacuations, but Hurricane Sandy's reach will have a big impact on Michigan weather this week.

The storm system—expected to be one of the largest and most destructive in history—has resulted in evacuations and state of emergency declarations across the east coast, as well as the closure of public transportation in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia.

According to the National Weather Service, Sandy is anticipated to make landfall on the New Jersey coast Monday night. As it moves west, the system will bring high winds, colder weather and rain to the Midwest.

The effects will be felt throughout southern Michigan. A wind advisory and lakeshore flood warning has been issued from noon Monday to 5 p.m. Tuesday, with wind gusts up to 50 mph expected. 

These strong winds will continue through the night and into Tuesday afternoon, making driving difficult, especially on east-west roads. The National Weather Service warns that small tree branches may be blown down, which could lead to sporadic power outages.

Bryan Tulley, meteorologist for the National Weather Service in White Lake, told MLive that Sunday's high winds were the first signs of Sandy in Michigan.

“The wind from the system, it’s a pretty expansive reach of strong winds,” he said.

Rain is expected in southeast Michigan throughout Monday and into Tuesday, accompanied by highs of 45 and 46 degrees, respectively.

The inclimate weather is possible heading into Halloween on Wednesday, too, when cold temperatures and rain could put a damper on trick-or-treating for Michigan kids.

Stay with Patch for more information on Hurricane Sandy as it develops.

JoAnne Apel October 30, 2012 at 10:26 PM
I understand that Warren and New Haven have changed the trick or treat schedule to Friday and Saturday due to bad weather on 10/30. Any word on Clinton Township/Fraser area as of yet?
Kerri Hansen October 31, 2012 at 01:42 AM
We are in Clinton Twp. And wondering the same thing. With this weather we planned on skipping the outdoors and doing a family fun night so if it were postponed that would be a bonus in a way as I hate to see them miss it but this weather isn't conducive at all!
Jenny Whalen October 31, 2012 at 12:15 PM
Clinton Township has not canceled or postponed Halloween at this time.

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