It was pretty stormy and as I was looking outside, I was thinking it might be a good night for plane pictures. So I popped into FlightAware to see what was flying into Metro. It looked like they had three race track patterns set up to wait out the storms. It was clearing up here, so I figured it would be clearing up around here, so I figured it would clear up around Metro shortly. Well at least it would clear up long enough so a few planes could land.
One of the planes that I saw in the pattern was Fed Ex 505 which is the MD-11 flying in from Memphis. Unfortunately, the clearing up I saw in Ypsilanti was just a brief reprieve because they ended up diverting the MD-11 to Cleveland. It started to clear up just before it got too dark, so I managed to get a couple pictures.
Even though I only got a couple of pictures, I don't think it was a waste of time. They were still pretty neat. As I've said a few times, I prefer gray skies to blue skies sometimes.