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Extended power outages possible across MI with weekend storm

Extended power outages possible across MI with weekend storm

We'll see warm and windy conditions on Thursday, the highs should reach the low 80s with gusty south winds of 20-30 miles per hour.

A four-day storm system that is expected to stall over the Great Lakes this weekend is likely to smack part of MI with a combination of ice, sleet and high winds.

At this time, our KTRE viewing is still under a "medium" risk for severe weather, which is a level two out of four on our severe risk scale. Storms will fire well to our west Friday afternoon and begin an eastward trek into the evening.

Large hail would appear least likely at this point but we are still five days away, so our thinking right now is certainly subject to change.

A warm front will move northward and stall out across the KWWL viewing area, and that will dictate temperatures and the potential for severe weather. So our western counties need to be ready for very windy conditions to take place again on Friday. Rainfall accumulation forecasts are expected to range between.25-inches to.75-inches in the heaviest downpours. Due to the threat for severe storms, a weather alert day has been issued for Friday. Highs may not get much above the 40 degree mark. In any event, Sunday will be a First Alert Weather Day. Once the sun sets close to 8 PM the severe threat decreases, but we could still see strong thunderstorms in the area until just after 11 PM Friday night. Humidity will gradually increase from late Saturday into Sunday evening. Nights will drop back to near freezing.

However as we saw last weekend an isolated tornado will be possible as well. The cool air will be short-lived though, with highs in the 70s Tuesday and low 80s on Wednesday.