A slight to moderate risk for severe weather, as well as a threat of flash flooding, exists for Southwest Lower Michigan through about 2 am. Significant damaging winds in excess of 75 mph are possible. An elevated risk for tornadoes exists and large hail is possible. Torrential downpours are expected and if the storms persist or repeat over the same area, amounts could become excessive. The main storm motion will be east at around 40 mph. As a cold front approaches from the northwest this evening, rapid thunderstorm development is expected.
This is certainly a day to monitor the weather very closely. Be prepared to take shelter should severe weather occur.
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The Storm Prediction Center has issed a Public Severe Weather Outlook. For more information, visit www.spc.noaa.gov/products/outlook/pwo.html.