Trail of damage following severe thunderstorms

This vehicle was crushed by a tree near Alden Sunday evening as severe thunderstorms raced through Antrim County.

Powerful thunderstorms rocked parts of Antrim County Sunday evening as a strong cold front passed through setting the stage for an early taste of autumn weather.

The worst of the weather Sunday evening occurred around Bellaire and Mancelona south into the Alden area near Torch Lake. A viewer sent in a picture of a vehicle that was crushed by a massive tree that was blown over in Alden. We had other reports of trees and lines down on Crystal Springs Road making it impassable for traffic. Those storms quickly raced east and fell apart with cooler weather in store for Labor Day.

While we still have three weeks left in the summer season, a preview of what's to come will take hold on Labor Day with temperatures struggling to get into the low/mid-60's. Clouds will remain entrenched as a brisk and gusty northwest wind will lock in place allowing for overcast skies and even hit/miss lake effect rain showers and drizzle. Winds will gust Labor Day afternoon up to 30 mph.

The remainder of the week looks quiet. Sunshine will take hold with moderating temperatures as we climb back into the 70's Tuesday all the way into the upcoming weekend. A weak cold front will cross Wednesday but at this point, no rain is expected with that.