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A few storms and welcome rain this week

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A cold front pushing across the Great Lakes will kick off showers and thunderstorms on Monday night. Scattered showers may stick around for much of this week. The Storm Prediction Center does not expect any severe weather across Michigan in the next few days. Any storms that develop or push into West Michigan could contain frequently lightning and heavy downpours. West Michigan is rather dry right now. The last significant rain for many locations was more than a month ago.

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Before you head out for any outdoor activities review these safety tips:
Thunderstorm and lightning safety rules
Flash flood/flood safety rules

There’s no real push of chilly air associated with the front. Temperatures ahead of the front and behind the front will warm into the upper 70s for highs and mid 60s for lows.

See the attached slideshow for more on the storms and temperatures.

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