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      (PDS)Tornado Watch and severe weather for Mid-Michigan

      *Update*: All watches and Warnings have been allowed to expire. A few storms remain with the "comma-head" of the low pressure system swinging through. We will keep you updated on these and watch for extreme winds breaking 60mph overnight. Power outages are expected to worsen overnight. Stay safe viewers.

      *Update*: Lapeer county is now in a Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 6:45pm.

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      *Update*: Genesee and Tuscola counties now under a Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 6:15pm.

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      *Update*: Shiawasse is now under a severe thunderstorm warning until 5:30pm.

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      *Update*: Gratiot county is now under a severe thunderstorm warning until 5pm.

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      Also, Bay, Midland, Saginaw are under a severe thunderstorm warning until 5:15pm.

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      *Update*: A severe thunderstorm warning is now in effect for portions of the NBC 25 viewing area until 4:30pm.

      This warning includes Clare and Isabella counties.

      Storms with 60mph+ wind gusts and a possible tornado are moving east at 60mph.

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      Also, there is a new significant weather advisory for Shiawassee, Saginaw, Bay, and Midland counties until 4:30pm for strong storms with winds up to 60mph.

      These storms are moving east at 60mph.

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      *Update*: There is now a significant weather advisory for Genesee, Shiawassee, and Oakland counties. For more information, click here.

      A (PDS) Tornado Watch has been issued for the lower NBC25 viewing area with a regular Tornado Watch issued for the northern counties.

      PDS means Particularly Dangerous Situation and is the highest level of tornado watch.

      Severe weather is expected throughout Mid-Michigan between 2pm and 10pm.

      The greatest chance will be when the cold front blasts through around 5-7pm.

      Main threats are wind (high wind warning issued) gusts up to 60 mph even without the cold front storms.

      Isolated tornadoes are possible along the frontal line, stay with us for updates when the front begins to move through.

      Hail is not a large threat for the southern counties to the Tri-cities, but is a threat for areas to the west.

      Again, WIND is the major threat.

      The gust front along the cold front will for all intents and purposes feel like a flying fist.

      I have attached an image showing the more scientific reason of how the gust front blows in ahead of the cold front.

      Behind the front winds will be extremely strong, 45-55mph gusts.

      Power outages are likely with the intense wind, have a plan in place now so you are not caught off guard.

      THIS IS A SERIOUS SITUATION.

      Stay with NBC25 as we monitor this system.