A cold front will trigger thunderstorms Thursday afternoon in West Michigan.

The front will encounter a warm and unstable airmass throughout the region. As these regions collide, thunderstorms will begin to develop.

The main threats from the storms will be from very heavy rainfall and frequent lightning. The strongest storms could also contain large hail, damaging winds and even a tornado.

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The thunderstorms will erupt early Thursday afternoon. The greatest area of concern is southeast of Kent County. However, the storms could develop as far west as South Haven and Grand Rapids. The storms will shift eastward as the day goes on.

Cooler, drier air will wrap around the storm. The thunderstorm threat will quickly end from west to east behind the front Thursday evening.

The best chances for severe weather late Thursday is southeast of Kent County. 

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