The National Weather Service has postponed Michigan’s annual statewide tornado test drill that was scheduled for today (Wednesday) due to the potential for severe weather in parts of the state.

Even though the drill has been postponed, some communities in Michigan are still planning to activate their emergency alerts today at 1 pm.

According to Fox 2 Detroit, parts of the southern Lower Peninsula have the potential to experience severe weather, while the Upper Peninsula and upper Lower Peninsula are experiencing hazardous winter weather, so the test was canceled to prevent weather radios from going off unnecessarily on a day there could be a real alert.

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National Weather Service Detroit:

The NOAA All-Hazards Radio Test scheduled for 1 pm today as a part of the Statewide Tornado drill has been cancelled due to hazardous weather potential.

Apparently, The NWS test will be moved to 1 p.m. Thursday (3/24) or the next scheduled test day, which is March 30.

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