View of Great Lakes from space
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The Great Lakes region is warming faster than the rest of the U.S., a trend likely to bring more extreme storms while also degrading water quality, worsening erosion and posing tougher challenges for farming, scientists reported Thursday.

Amanda Barberena

A competitive grant program is being launched to help reduce flooding from storms and restore unique natural areas in seven southeastern Michigan counties.

tornado damage Frenchtown township
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The National Weather Service says Tuesday's severe thunderstorms may have spawned tornadoes in two southeastern Michigan counties.

Power line worker image
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Crews from out of state are helping utility workers in repairing widespread electricity outages across much of western and northern Michigan caused by strong storms this week.

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DTE Energy says it's wrapping up power restoration efforts for customers who lost service amid freezing rain, high winds and snow amid a weekend ice storm.

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Eastern Michigan University

Michigan residents are being asked by state officials to participate in a voluntary tornado drill.

Erik Kostrewza in WKAR Studio
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It may still be chilly outside but in a matter of weeks, we may be dealing with severe thunderstorms, hail, flooding or even tornadoes! This is severe weather awareness week in Michigan. WKAR’s Reginald Hardwick talked with WLNS 6 News meteorologist Erik Kostrewza about the hazards, starting with flooding.

Fireworks over the state capitol dome and christmas tree

Downtown Lansing is gearing up for the 33rd annual Silver Bells in the city parade and state of Michigan tree lighting on Friday night. But if you're planning to go, meteorologists advise you keep the rain gear handy.

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Authorities say two people are missing after apparently being swept into Lake Superior as high waves and winds whipped Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

City of Houston, Texas after Hurricane Harvey
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Nathan Moore, associate professor of the Department of Geography, Environment and Spacial Sciences at Michigan State University talks with WKAR's Brooke Allen about Hurricane Harvey's impact on Houston. 

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The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado touched down Thursday in northern Michigan as a wave of severe thunderstorms moved through.

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Storms in June caused major flood damage in several Michigan counties.

Flash flooding amid severe thunderstorms and heavy rains is affecting travel in parts of the state.

Michigan utilities report thousands of customers remain without power as a result of storms that rolled across the state.

National Weather Service

The National Weather Service is forecasting some chances for storms the next few days. The greatest chance of damaging wind gusts will be Tuesday night or Wednesday.