The National Weather Service office in Negaunee Township has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Gogebic and Ontonagon Counties effective until 3:45 a.m. CDT/4:45 a.m. EDT Tuesday. A line of severe thunderstorms currently is crossing western Lake Superior eastbound at 70 MPH. Primary weather threats include wind gusts up to 60 MPH, which could create damage to rooftops, siding and trees. However, locally heavy rain, three-quarter-inch hail and numerous cloud-to-ground lightning strikes are also possible. Locations initially impacted include: Ironwood, Ontonagon, Bessemer, Wakefield, Silver City, Bergland and Marenisco. Eastbound storms are expected to gradually weaken as they approach central and eastern Upper Michigan.
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