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Tornado, waterspout spotted near Lake Huron shoreline in Michigan’s Thumb

The National Weather Service reports this as an observed tornado, though no on-the-ground teams have been sent out yet to confirm the touchdown.

HURON COUNTY, MI -- A waterspout and a tornado were both spotted near the Lake Huron shoreline in Michigan’s Thumb region Saturday.

At 4:26 p.m. on July 24, a confirmed waterspout was located just offshore near Port Austin, moving east at 45 miles per hour, according to the National Weather Service.

Related: Afternoon severe weather update: Tornado threat increased, timing of storms more confident

A confirmed tornado was later located near Port Austin at about 4:45 p.m., moving east at 40 mph.

NWS reports this as an observed tornado, though no on-the-ground teams have been sent out yet to confirm the touchdown.

Other locations that could be impacted by the tornado include Port Hope, Huron City and Grindstone City, according to the National Weather Service.

The NWS advised those in the path of the tornado to move to a basement or an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building and avoid windows. Those outdoors are advised to move to the closest substantial shelter and protect themselves from flying debris.

Related: 4 million Michiganders under a Severe Thunderstorm Watch

A tornado warning was issued for northeast Huron County late Saturday afternoon, and was canceled after storms passed through the area. A severe thunderstorm watch remains in effect until 10 p.m. for Southeastern Michigan.

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