Severe Thunderstorms Possible Today

One more hot and humid day is on tap today, as a cold front makes its approach by afternoon. Heat index values across much of northern lower Michigan will again range through the 90s to around 100 degrees. If you must be out today, please use extra caution and drink plenty of fluids. Additional heat safety information is available here.

Out ahead of the approaching cold front, scattered thunderstorms will work into eastern upper and northwest lower Michigan this morning. These storms are expected to intensify this afternoon, bringing the possibility of severe weather for areas primarily south and east of a line from the Grand Traverse Bay region to Rogers City.

The main threats from any storms today will be: 

  • Damaging winds in excess of 60 mph 
  • Large hail 1" in diameter or larger
  • Torrential downpours and localized very heavy rainfall

What can you do to be prepared?

For more information, visit the NWS Gaylord Severe Weather Page.

Severe Weather Spotters:  Spotter activation is likely today! Please relay any reports of severe weather, including wind damage and hail, to the National Weather Service in Gaylord.  Reports can be made by phone, Facebook, or Twitter.    

For additional information on weather conditions across Michigan, visit the National Weather Service web pages from Grand Rapids, Detroit, and Marquette.

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