Utility workers are battling high temperatures as they work to restore electricity to tens of thousands of Michigan homes and businesses without power following thunderstorms this week.
DTE Energy said Saturday afternoon that about 35,000 of its customers were without power, mostly in Oakland and Wayne counties. Consumers Energy reported about 13,200 of its customers were without power.
Most of those without electricity lost service after storms late Wednesday and Thursday. DTE says most of its customers should have power back by Saturday night.
Consumers Energy says the majority of customers are expected to be restored by midnight. Customers in the hardest-hit counties, including Genesee, Ingham, Clinton, Shiawassee and Jackson, may not get back electric service until late Sunday.
Temperatures are in the 90s across southern Michigan on Saturday.