Strong to severe thunderstorms pushed through West Michigan Saturday night, bringing strong winds, isolated hail and heavy rain.

Peak Wind gusts with storms Saturday night (7 23 22)
More Peak Wind Gusts Saturday Night in West Michigan
Tree down across a road in Grand Rapids Township

Trees and wires were down in Grand Rapids (mostly on the West side and Belknap areas), Allendale, Walker southwest of Hastings, Decatur, Charlotte, near Holland and near Kalamazoo.

Driving home northbound on US 131 in heavy rain – lightning hit near the corner of Leonard and Monroe. There was a shower of sparks and a greenish flash – so it must have hit the power pole.

There were several reports of hail – including Jenison and Lake Odessa.

The storms in southeast Minnesota produced wind gusts over 70 mph and hail up to 3″ in diameter.

Red flags at the Lake Michigan beaches this Sunday. Waves could kick up to 2-5 feet. Don’t swim near or jump off the piers and breakwaters.