Severe thunderstorms possible for West Michigan

Storms along a squall line, or line of storms, later in the evening will mainly carry a straight-line wind gust and locally heavy rain threat.

The Storm Prediction Center included Lancaster County in a severe thunderstorm watch through 10 p.m., with large hail and damaging winds being the primary threats. The Slight Risk area is roughly just north of I-96 and southward to the IN border.

The thunderstorms moving through the area are expected to produce one to three inches over the next three hours.

The time-frame on strongest storms will be between 8 PM - Midnight.

The KNIA/KRLS Severe Weather Action Team was on the air at 9 p.m. for the first of three warnings issued. Large hail was also spotted in Melcher-Dallas, Attica, Tracy, Hamilton, Bussey, and Lovilia, as well as Otley with the later storm. Although forecast rainfall amounts vary widely with the different computer models, many parts of West Michigan could see 1/2 inch to 1 inch rain from these storms.

  • Larry Hoffman