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Heavy rain moving into southern Michigan

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A large batch of wet weather is moving into mid-Michigan with heavier storms expected to hit the area Wednesday evening.

A huge swath of storms is moving through the Midwest and it is expected to move into the region Wednesday afternoon.

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TV5 Meteorologist Lauren Fahrenkrug says clouds were on the increase overnight, and the area has started on a cloudy note. Wednesday morning temperatures have been mild, with 60s throughout mid-Michigan.

Rain has been moving in from west to east. Expect widespread and heavy rain, leading to localized flooding concerns.

There is some slightly good news as the region has been dropped from the elevated risk area. However, the risk area does lie just to the south of the I-69 corridor, and TV5 will still be watching for stronger wind gusts with afternoon thunderstorms.

High temperatures will reach the mid 70s, which is spot on with the seasonal average. Wednesday will also be breezy, with sustained winds at 15-20 mph during the afternoon.

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Wednesday's event could be a similar one-two punch to what the region saw last Friday night. Storms early in the afternoon should give way to a brief break that will be followed by another round of stronger thunderstorms that will likely last from Wednesday evening into the early morning hours of Thursday.

The severe weather risk will be present throughout the day, but the evening storms will feature the better chance for widespread severe weather. Be alert for strong, damaging winds, small hail, blinding downpours, and possibly an isolated tornado.

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