Tornado warning issued for Washtenaw County, part of Lenawee County
The National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning for northeastern Washtenaw County until 2:45 p.m.
At 2:26 p.m., Doppler radar indicated a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado six miles north of Ann Arbor, moving east at 35 mph.
The storm was expected to impact mainly rural areas of northeastern Washtenaw County, including Salem Township.
At 2:40 p.m., the weather service said the storm has moved out of the warned area but small hail, gusty winds and heavy rain are still possible with additional thunderstorms.
The storms have been accompanied by heavy rain and hail across the area. High winds and lightning also were reported.
The weather service urged people to take cover and move away from windows.
According to the weather service, the storms are associated with a warm front lifting northeast through the afternoon. Additional storms are developing in advance of a cold front by early evening.
In recent weeks, the region has seen a series of severe storms and tornadoes.
Two tornadoes touched down during storms Wednesday night, one south of Saline and one south of Milan. No serious damage was caused.
A tornado touched down in Dundee in early June, resulting in significant damage.