SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH

Until 10 PM

The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids and northern Indiana issues a SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH for Van Buren, Kalamazoo, Calhoun, Berrien, Cass, St. Joe, and Branch counties until 10 PM.  Damaging wind gusts of 60 mph or greater are the primary concern.  Large hail of 1" in diameter or larger is a close second.  We'll be tracking storm development with Live Doppler Radar throughout your afternoon and evening.  Storm motion is easterly at 30 to 50 mph.  Stay with wwmt.com for the latest weather information!

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Winds cause scattered power outages

WEST MICHIGAN (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Hundreds of Consumers Energy customers are without power Friday because of the wind.

Most of them are in Kent County where nearly 1100 customers are in the dark, which means no heat.

The numbers are significantly lower elsewhere. In Ionia County about 150 are without power. In Ottawa County there are 125 consumers affected. In Allegan County there are 60 customers in the dark right now and 20 in Barry County.

In Montcalm County there are 29 without power and 14 in Newaygo County.