GRAND RAPIDS, Mich — Severe storms flew through West Michigan on Thursday, beginning shortly after 2 p.m.
Widespread reports of hail and gusty winds rolled in during the aftermath. St. Joseph did have reports of half-dollar hail (1.25" in diameter) while South Haven recorded a wind gust of 67 mph - both of these reports qualify as severe.
Now, several communities in West Michigan are dealing with localized flooding.
The severe weather threat has moved east, but light rain will continue to fall and any snow left will continue to melt, adding more water to an already over-saturated ground.
FORECAST: 13 On Your Side Forecast: Storms Likely
The recent rains and snow melt will inundate rivers over the next several days and significant river rises are expected. Minor flooding stage could be reached along many points of major rivers.
A flood warning continues until Friday at 6 p.m. for northern West Michigan counties.
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