The National Weather Service on Wednesday 5 April, afternoon canceled a tornado watch for southern Michigan and Metro Detroit as storms passed through the region. The watch was issued by the agency on Wednesday morning and covers the southern region of the state, extending from Saginaw County in the north to Wayne County in the east.
The NWS stated on its website that “many showers and some thunderstorms continue into the afternoon.” “For most regions, the extreme threat has diminished.”
The system produced severe thunderstorms that threatened tornadoes and heavy hail for over 40 million people in the South and Midwest, including lower Michigan, due to an area of low pressure and strong southerly winds.
The day’s average temperature is 54, and the maximum temperature on Wednesday at 12:13 p.m. was close to the record of 79 set in 1921. The National Weather Service reports that 57 degrees were the high temperature on April 5 of the previous year.
At 4:30 p.m., Metro Detroit had received 0.36 inches of rain overall, bringing the total amount since January 1 to 11.60 inches, according to the meteorological service.
Flood Advisory Issued For Much Of Michigan
Up until 3:15 p.m. on Wednesday, a flood advisory has been issued for most of Lower Michigan, including the Lansing region. Parts of central, south-central, and southwest Michigan, including Gratiot, Clinton, Eaton, Ingham, and Ionia counties, are predicted to experience flooding as a result of the excessive rain.
We have a tweet mentioned below on Tornado watch that has been issued for parts of Indiana
A tornado watch has been issued for parts of Indiana, Michigan and Ohio until 4 PM EDT pic.twitter.com/80vULCUX0y
— NWS Tornado (@NWStornado) April 5, 2023
The Grand Rapids National Weather Service predicts “some flooding in low-lying and poor drainage regions.” The NWS advised residents to anticipate ponding and water on the highways.
Over the next few hours, recurrent thunderstorms are anticipated over southwest Lower Michigan, according to the NWS. “Some locations have received between one and one and a half inches of rain this morning, and another one to one and a half inches may fall in the ensuing hours.”
Tornado Watch Was Issued For Lower Michigan
Although it was canceled early, a tornado watch was issued for a large portion of Lower Michigan, including the Lansing region, until 4 p.m. Wednesday.
According to the National Weather Service, the watch was issued for parts of Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana. It included more than 35 counties in Michigan, stretching from Holland to Saginaw and from Detroit to Holland.
Heavy thunderstorms with the potential for huge hail were predicted by the weather service for Wednesday morning through Wednesday evening, along with a higher likelihood of more severe storms.
According to the weather service, Grand Ledge experienced nocturnal hail with a diameter of approximately 1 inch, while Lake Odessa experienced greater hail with a diameter of about 2.5 inches.
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