Severe Thunderstorms Possible for the Great Lakes into Ohio Valley; Heavy to Excessive Rainfall Over the Southern Plains

Severe thunderstorms will race along a cold front from the Upper Mississippi Valley into the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley with the main threat being damaging winds. The tail end of this front will possibly produce heavy to excessive rainfall across the southern Plains into the Lower Mississippi Valley through Saturday. Finally, Major-to-record river flooding continues across the Carolinas.

Coastal Waters Forecast for Point Betsie to Sleeping Bear Point MI (LMZ345) (Text-Only)
NWS Forecast for: Point Betsie to Sleeping Bear Point MI (LMZ345)
Issued by: National Weather Service Gaylord, MI
Last Update: 354 AM EDT Fri Sep 21 2018

Today: West wind up to 30 knots becoming northwest early in the evening. Gusts up to 40 knots. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms early in the morning, then isolated showers in the morning. Scattered showers in the afternoon. Waves 8 to 11 feet. Waves occasionally around 14 feet.

Tonight: North wind 15 to 25 knots with gusts to around 35 knots, diminishing to 10 to 20 knots through the night. isolated showers. Waves 6 to 9 feet.

Saturday: South wind 5 to 10 knots. Sunny. Waves 2 to 3 feet.

Saturday Night: Southwest wind 5 to 10 knots. Partly cloudy. Waves 2 feet or less. winds and waves higher in the vicinity of thunderstorms. see the open lakes forecast for days 3 through 5.

Zone Forecast: Point Betsie to Sleeping Bear Point MI (LMZ345)

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