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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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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
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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.

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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.  

Potterville traffic light photo
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About 27,000 Consumers Energy customers remained without power Sunday morning after crews worked throughout the night to restore service following severe storms in Michigan. 

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Thunderstorms packing winds exceeding 60 mph caused damage across Michigan, knocking out power to tens of thousands of customers.


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The Latest on damaging storms in Michigan (all times local):

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Crews in western Michigan are working to remove downed trees and power lines that are blocking some roadways following severe thunderstorms.

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Officials and residents of two central Michigan counties that were damaged by severe weather are beginning recovery efforts as floodwaters recede.

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