Severe thunderstorms, hail may develop in Ann Arbor area
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The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch from 4:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday for a storm system that may develop near the Ann Arbor area.
The watch area is approximately along 50 miles east and west of a line from 10 miles northwest of Bad Axe to 35 miles south of Ann Arbor. A watch means conditions are favorable for severe thunderstorms in and close to the watch area, according to a weather alert.
Hail up to 1.5 inches in diameter, thunderstorm wind gusts to 70 mph and dangerous lightning are possible in these areas, the weather service said.
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