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Tuesday Severe Risk for the Great Lakes


Severe hail moved through Wisconsin Tuesday morning. Here are some of the large hail reports, including a hail reports of softball size in Appleton.

The same complex also dropped hail to the size of limes (2″ in diameter) over parts of the Upper Midwest by the midday and afternoon hours too.

Where could the severe hail be heading to next? Below is a look at the latest forecast.

An amplifying mid-level trough and a surface cold front will be the focus for producing severe storm chances across the Great Lakes this afternoon and evening. All modes of severe weather will be in the forecast for cities like Chicago, Fort Wayne and Kalamazoo. Here is the latest severe forecast.

Severe Outlook

Severe Risks

A few tornadoes along with damaging winds and large hail are still possible into the overnight hours. If you are located in the tornado risk, you will want to make sure you have a severe plan in place in case you have to take cover.



Most of the storm activity that could produce the worst severe weather is likelier in the early parts of the nighttime hours.


Rainfall Forecast

Isolated spots in Michigan could see up to 3 inches of rainfall when all is said and done. This means a very isolated flash flood risk will be in the forecast.

Excessive Rainfall Forecast

A Marginal risk for excessive rain is in the forecast for the entire state of Michigan today and tonight. This means that a few isolated areas of flash flooding will be possible.

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Devon is a native of Macomb in Western, Illinois but has made his travels across the country from Las Vegas to Washington, D.C.  with stops in Tulsa, Little Rock, Kansas City, and Salt Lake City.  His passion for weather developed at an early age and can be traced back to when he was 5 years old and dressed up as a walking tornado for Halloween.  His college education came through the Universit... Load Morey of Oklahoma where he completed his B.S. in meteorology with a minor in math.   Devon has been through weather extremes from 110°+ heat in Las Vegas, to 3 feet of snow in Washington, D.C. where in his first winter experienced the all-time record snowfall for the season (winter of 2009/2010)!  He’s also chased tornadoes in Oklahoma and saw his very first off of I-70 on the front range of Colorado.