(CTN News) – As a result, all counties in Southeast Michigan have been placed under a tornado watch that is expected to last until 4 p.m. Wednesday as a result of the tornado watch.
Counties included in the watch are Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Monroe, Washtenaw, Livingston, Lenawee, St. Clair, Genesee, and Lapeer.
An area under a watch means that severe thunderstorms, which may include tornadoes, are likely to develop due to the weather conditions.
A tornado warning indicates that a has been spotted or detected by radar, which means that a has been sighted or detected.
The storm watch for Wednesday morning comes in the midst of two rounds of storms that are heading toward Southeast Michigan. Among the potential hazards are flooding, damaging winds, large hail, and tornadoes, as well as the threat of floods and damaging winds.
There is a good chance that severe weather will occur during the period between 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Today.
Precautions to be taken in case of tornadoes
You should be on the lookout for rapidly changing weather conditions if you find yourself in an area that is under a tornado watch, as well as listen for possible warnings if you find yourself in such an area.
In the event that a warning is issued in your area, you need to immediately go to the lowest level of your house, such as the basement if you have one.
If your house does not have a basement, you might be able to move to a room in the house that is interior, such as a bathroom or closet.
You should try to put as many walls between your family and the outside as possible during a tornado warning in order to protect your family. In case of strong winds, stay away from windows, since they may be damaged by the force of the wind.
As of April 5, 2023, the following weather alerts are being tracked in SE Michigan:
We are under a tornado watch until 4 p.m. This watch covers Genesee, Lapeer, Lenawee, Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, Sanilac, St. Clair, Washtenaw, and Wayne counties.
A flood warning is in effect until 8 p.m. for Genesee County due to heavy rainfall.