Fri, 26 Jul 2013 17:46:18 GMT — Strong thunderstorms have been moving northeastward out of northern Wisconsin across south and central Upper Michigan into early afternoon. Heavy rain and lightning are main weather impacts there. However, large hail is possible with the strongest storms and small hail seems likely. Additional heavy rainfall could create ponding on roadways and other water problems in areas with poor drainage as well as in spots that already saw heavy rain last night.If you find yourself driving in the middle of a heavy downpour, please slow down and/or pull off of the road in order to avoid hydroplaning. Elsewhere, rain and isolated storms continue drifting northeastward across west/ central Upper Michigan.In addition to the potential for strong storms to continue through the afternoon, strengthening winds means there is also an enhanced swim risk along the shoreline. Of particular concern is the Lake Michigan shoreline, along US-2, toward the Mackinac bridge. Structural currents and longshore currents can create dangerous situations and can sweep you offshore.A strong pressure gradient and breezy northerly winds will continue to provide an enhanced swim risk throughout the day on Saturday, especially along the southern shore of Lake Superior. If you are confident enough in your swimming abilities and don't mind the chilly conditions, please use caution along the shoreline.
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