A woman takes a photo of lightning striking as dark storm clouds roll over Lake Michigan. (Mark Olsen via Unsplash)
A woman takes a photo of lightning striking as dark storm clouds roll over Lake Michigan. (Mark Olsen via Unsplash)

DETROIT—Severe thunderstorms left more than 100,000 customers across Michigan without power, utilities reported Wednesday.

Consumers Energy’s power outage map showed more than 79,000 customers were affected as of 7:40 p.m. The DTE Energy website showed more than 22,000 outages at the same.

The outages followed high winds and rain as storms swept across much of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula in the late afternoon. The National Weather Service issued many severe thunderstorm warnings.

Wind gusts topping 50 mph were recorded across the state, including in Flint, Kalamazoo and Allegan. More than 1 inch inch of rain fell near Lansing, the weather service website showed. Damage reports included downed power lines and fall trees and tree branches, including some across roads.