GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — West Michigan saw its first severe weather event of the season Friday night, bringing heavy rain and large hail to some.
There were several hail reports of an inch or larger. The largest was in Sturgis, where Ping-Pong ball-sized hailstones were observed. Elsewhere, thunderstorms rolled through the evening, with numerous lightning strikes lighting up the sky.
Heavy rain was also common, with some locations receiving over 2 inches of radar-estimated rainfall.
Numerous tornadoes, damaging wind gusts, and large hailstones were reported from Arkansas to Iowa.
Colder air will be settling into West Michigan in the wake of a cold front. High temperatures will only reach the upper 30s to low 40s. It will be windy, with gusts up to 40mph, which will drop wind chills into the 20s.