Severe weather possible this afternoon

Posted at 9:59 AM, May 11, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-11 09:59:45-04

WEST MICHIGAN – A foggy start to this morning has finally given way to a bit of sunshine…but what does that mean for the rest of this afternoon?

A cold front is on our doorstep, and that will be the trigger for thunderstorms this afternoon.  The Storm Prediction Center in Norman, OK has kept most of our area under a “slight” risk meaning that scattered severe thunderstorms are possible today.


So you’re probably thinking…what does that mean for me?

Here’s the timeline for this afternoon’s storm chances.  Lighter showers move in around lunchtime and have the potential to get stronger between 2-5 p.m. today.  If we see any severe weather, here are some of the threats to expect.


If severe storms form, they will be a result of some larger hail and straightline wind gusts over 60 mph this afternoon.  Flooding is also a possibility, but that will be very dependent upon how long these storms stick around in their respective areas.

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