Strong Storms Impacted Parts Of West Michigan

Posted at 12:46 AM, Jul 22, 2013
and last updated 2013-07-22 00:46:17-04

WEST MICHIGAN — Thunderstorms popped up this evening in extreme southern Michigan and developed quickly into strong storms. Most of West Michigan saw at least some light rainfall but areas like portions of Cass, Barry, Allegan and Kalamazoo counties saw some strong to severe storms. Winds were reported in the Alamo township area of around 50 to 60 miles per hour causing branches and trees to fall. Heavy rains caused some areas of localized urban flooding in Kalamazoo, near West Main st. and also near downtown Plainwell.

Showers and thunderstorms will continue to move east as we head through the evening tonight and temperatures will fall into the 60’s overnight. More rain chances return for Monday and Tuesday with the best chances for rain likely Tuesday morning as a cold front will drop south into West Michigan. Temperatures behind the front will drop into the low 80’s for mid-week.

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