Strong thunderstorms, hail expected

The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for Ottawa County and other parts of coastal and southwestern Michigan.
Tribune Staff
May 11, 2014

Thunderstorms are expected Sunday night, a few of which could be strong to severe.  The best chance for storms will come after midnight although a few storms are even possible later in the evening as storms move east and northeast out of Wisconsin and Illinois.

The strongest storms will be capable of becoming severe with hail to about one inch in diameter and strong wind gusts to 60 mph.

The highest likelihood of severe weather will be for the Holland, South Haven and Kalamazoo. Heavy rain and cloud-to-ground lightning can also be expected with the storms.

Strong to severe storms are possible both Monday and Tuesday as well, with large hail and strong winds being the most significant threats. Rainfall totals of 1 to 2 inches between Sunday and Wednesday will lead to river rises and potentially some urban and small stream flooding.

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