Updated: Monday, 12 Mar 2012, 11:00 PM EDT
Published : Monday, 12 Mar 2012, 4:12 PM EDT
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - West Michigan saw Tornado Watches and Warnings that expired Monday night.
Tornado Warnings were issued for Allegan, Barry, Kalamazoo and Van Buren counties in the late afternoon and early evening, but all expired by 7 p.m. No tornado touchdowns were reported or confirmed.
Tornado Watches were in effect for nearly all of the 24 Hour News 8 viewing area Monday afternoon and into the evening.
Southwest Michigan counties were also under a Severe Thunderstorm Watch.
No major damage was reported.
Strong to severe storms produced wind gusts of 70 mph or more and hail, with the biggest threat until 10 p.m. Winds, even without thunderstorms, gusted to around 40 mph.
After 10 p.m., a few showers remained, though the severe threat moved to the east of the state.
The skies will slowly clear, with dry and mild air returning on Tuesday with pleasant conditions.