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Posted on Tue, Aug 27, 2013 : 6:44 p.m.

Thunderstorm watch issued until 10 p.m. Tuesday

By John Counts

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Beware of bolts and boomers in Washtenaw County Tuesday night.

The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm watch for counties throughout Michigan, including Wayne, Washtenaw, Lenawee, Livingston, Macomb and Jackson.

The watch will stay in effect until 10 p.m. Tuesday.

There could be damaging wind gusts up to 60 mph and large hail 1 inch in diameter, according to the National Weather Service.

The storm could also produce extremely heavy rainfall which could restrict visibility and potentially lead to flooding.

The storm will be moving southeasterly at around 30 mph.

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