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Severe storms possible Friday as strong cold front pushes through Mid-Michigan

A very strong cold front is forecast to move through Mid-Michigan Friday afternoon and it could fire off some strong to severe thunderstorms in parts of the area.
Severe weather outlook in Mid-Michigan on Friday, October 23.
Severe weather outlook in Mid-Michigan on Friday, October 23.(WJRT)
Published: Oct. 23, 2020 at 9:27 AM EDT
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FLINT, Mich. (WJRT) - A very strong cold front is forecast to move through Mid-Michigan Friday afternoon and it could fire off some strong to severe thunderstorms in parts of the area.

As of its latest update Friday afternoon, the Storm Prediction Center has a “slight” risk for severe weather for most of the Thumb into the I-69 corridor. A “marginal” risk (lower threat) is in place roughly from a line from Bay City to Owosso and southeast.

Severe storms are firing along the cold front in these areas as of 1:30 p.m. and will continue to do so through 5-6:00 p.m. Friday evening. Gusty winds and some large hail are the main threats but a nonzero tornado threat exists as well. The storms will move in ahead of a strong October cold front that will crash our temperatures into the 40s by the nighttime hours.

Today is a good day to be weather aware and make sure you have multiple ways to receive watch or warning information.

As always, stay with the ABC12 First Alert Weather Team for updates on-air and online.

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