Severe Thunderstorm roll through southern, western Michigan

Posted at 6:00 PM, Jun 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-09 20:38:29-04

UPDATE: The Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been added for multiple counties.

Ottawa and Muskegon counties are under Severe Thunderstorm Warnings until 8 p.m.
People in west central Kent County, northern Ottawa County , and all of Muskegon County. The warning for Allegan County expires at 7:30 p.m. and the warning issued for Kent County has been ended by the National Weather Service.

So far tonight, severe storms have been detected in Walker, just west of Grand Rapids, and Portage by the National Weather Service Radar. Viewers have been reporting storm damage to FOX 17 in the Delton area.

Damaging winds moving north at 45 miles per hour with gusts at 60 miles per hour have been indicated by the radar. The National Weather Service says to expect torrential rainfall, roof, siding, and tree damage in the effected counties. The high winds also bring the danger of tornadoes sometime during the night.

During a severe thunderstorm, the safest place in your home is an interior room on the lowest floor of the building. Strong, damaging winds and lightning are probable with this storm. Rainfall like what is being seen can lead to flash flooding.

Tonight's forecasts calls for scattered showers and the possibility for strong thunderstorms lasting into Wednesday morning.