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    Tornado warning canceled for northern Monroe Co.; 155K without power in Michigan

    Severe weather raked the region Tuesday, bringing more rain, more high winds and more than 155,00 power outages.

    A tornado warning for northern Monroe County, where a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado had been located near Dundee around 9 p.m. Tuesday, was canceled by 9:22 p.m.

    Nearly all of Michigan is under a severe watch or warning as a storm system moved in from the northwest, starting early in the day and moving swiftly. By nightfall, more than 155,000 people were without power, in areas ranging from mid-Michigan to Superior Township in Washtenaw County.  

    Severe thunderstorms with high winds and hail have been reported across the northern Lower Peninsula.

    A severe thunderstorm watch remains in effect until 11 p.m. for 15 counties in southeast Michigan, from Bad Axe to Flint; a high wind warning is in effect until midnight for St. Clair, Washtenaw, Livingston, Oakland, Macomb and Wayne counties. Winds of 40-50 mph with gusts to 60 mph are expected.  

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