Severe weather rolled through southern Michigan and the Great Lakes on Wednesday, producing nearly 200 reports of gusty winds and knocking out power to more than 200,000 homes and businesses.
The Storm Prediction Center received reports of winds gusting upwards of 70 mph and occasional hail stones across half a dozen states.
The SPC had nearly 10 million residents under a Level 3 out of 5 risk on its severe storm threat scale. Some of the larger populated areas in the enhanced risk area included cities such as Detroit, Michigan; Toledo, Ohio; and Fort Wayne, Indiana.
The storms are associated with a weakening frontal boundary that is expected to make its way through the Great Lakes overnight and lead to a much drier Thursday.
Due to the severe weather, a ground stop was issued at Detroit's Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, which caused dozens of flights to be delayed.
The threat of continued inclement weather caused the game between the Los Angeles Angels and Detroit Tigers to be postponed until Thursday.
Severe storms knocked over several trees in Michigan City, Indiana, but residents said public works crews were on scene after the weather clearing trees from sidewalks and roadways.
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Severe weather threat shifts to Northeast on Thursday
By Thursday, widely scattered severe thunderstorms are expected across southern New England southward into portions of the Mid-Atlantic states.
Again, damaging wind gusts up to 60 mph and areas of quarter-size hail or larger are the primary threats with a risk of isolated tornadoes for New England as well.