Gale warning threatens 15-foot waves on Lake Superior
The National Weather Service has canceled a tornado warning for northeast Oakland County.
The service had said a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located near Holly and moving east at 30 mph. Radar had indicated rotation, the weather service in Detroit/Pontiac said.
The storm that prompted the warning has weakened, the weather service said just after 6 p.m. Sunday. It no longer “appears capable of producing a tornado.”
Severe weather remained for Michigan waters. A small craft advisory was in effect until 8 p.m. Sunday.
Gale warnings for Lake Superior from the upper entrance to Portage Canal to Manitou Island to the U.S.-Canadian border remained in effect from 8 p.m. Sunday until 8 p.m. Monday. Sustained westerly winds of up to 29 knots with gusts to 38 knots were possible; waves were expected to be 10 feet with a maximum height of up to 15 feet possible. Maximum winds were expected around 2 a.m. Monday with the largest waves around 10 p.m. Sunday, the weather service in Marquette warned.
A small craft advisory remained in effect until 8 p.m. Sunday.