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Possible Tornado Touches Down in Southern Michigan

PERRY, Mich. -- The National Weather Service has issued tornado warnings and reports one possible touchdown as severe thunderstorms bearing winds reaching 80 miles per hour pushed through southern Michigan, knocking down trees and power lines.

Warnings were issued Sunday for as many as nine counties, and one for Genesee County was to expire at 6:45 p.m.

The weather service says a trained spotter reports a possible funnel cloud touchdown about 6 p.m. in Shiawassee County, about four miles southeast of Perry. It says trees were blown down and a building damaged. There are no immediate reports of injuries.

The weather service says a spotter reported an 80 mph wind gust in Gaines in Genesee County. The weather service says winds in Marshall hit 64 mph, and hit 60 in Ida.