Locally severe thunderstorms will affect areas across northern Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan and central Ontario into Friday night.
While not every location will be hit with a thunderstorm, a few communities can be hit hard with damaging wind gusts, large hail, frequent lightning strikes and flash flooding.
Some cities that can be impacted by downed trees, sporadic power outages and travel delays include Chicago and Rockford, Ill.; Milwaukee, Madison and Green Bay, Wis.; Grand Rapids, Alpena and Flint, Mich.; and Sudbury, Ontario.
Spotty, wind-driven downpours can affect motorists along stretches of I-43, I-75, I-90 and I-94.
The storms will be moving along at a swift pace and could catch some people off guard who may be on the lakes or on the roads.
Keep an eye out for rapidly changing weather conditions. Seek shelter indoors as storms approach and never drive through flooded roadways.
During early Saturday, the storms can reach other cities including Indianapolis, Detroit, Toledo, Ohio, and London, Ontario.
The storms are occurring on the northeastern edge of a large dome of heat anchored over the central Plains.
Additional storms are likely through Sunday, before a push of cooler and drier air settles southeastward over the region during Labor Day and Tuesday.
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Following severe storms that produced several tornadoes and tore a path of destruction through Jacksonville, Alabama, on Monday, residents from Florida to coastal areas of Georgia and South Carolina should be on alert for severe weather on Tuesday.
Severe thunderstorms will threaten lives and property in portions of the southeastern United States into Tuesday in one of the first severe weather outbreaks of the year.
Over the first half of March, three separate and powerful nor’easters rattled the mid-Atlantic and Northeast and that number could increase to four later this week.
A second round of cold air from the “Beast from the East” sent temperatures tumbling below freezing across much of Germany over the weekend and little relief is expected through midweek.
Tropical Cyclone Eliakim has claimed the lives of at least 17 people in Madagascar as the storm produced flooding and mudslides.
Another major storm will spread wet snow and travel disruptions from parts of Tennessee and Kentucky to coastal New Hampshire and Maine as winter winds down and spring begins.
As a second storm in three days pushes east of the Rockies, severe and drenching storms will erupt across areas from the southern Plains to the Southeast to close out this weekend.