Swift-moving storms dump rain on parts of Mid-Mich. - WNEM TV 5

Swift-moving storms dump rain on parts of Mid-Mich.

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This photo shows an uprooted tree that came down during Monday's severe storms -- Alma, MI (Photo courtesy of Christopher Becker) This photo shows an uprooted tree that came down during Monday's severe storms -- Alma, MI (Photo courtesy of Christopher Becker)
SAGINAW, MI (WNEM) -

Severe Thunderstorm Watches and Warning have expired for the Mid-Michigan area but more rain still sits in the forecast.

The line of strong storms developed on the west side of the state, and moved from west to east across Michigan. These storms produced heavy rains and gusty winds for much of Mid-Michigan.

Showers and storms will remain in the forecast over the next several days. We will also see an elevated risk for severe storms Tuesday, with damaging wind and hail as the primary threat.

In order for a storm to be classified as "severe," one or more of the following criteria must be met:

  • Wind in excess of 58mph
  • Hail greater than 1 inch in diameter
  • Presence of a tornado

Stay alert Monday and Tuesday with WNEM TV5 on-air, online, and on your mobile device. Check your batteries in your weather radio, and be prepared to take action. Remember the difference between a watch and a warning:

  • A WATCH means conditions are favorable for severe weather to develop.
  • A WARNING means severe weather is occurring or imminent, take shelter.

Stay with WNEM.com and TV5 as we track the severe weather that's pushing through Mid-Michigan.

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