(Toledo, OH) A low pressure system currently parked over Lake Michigan is the center of a cyclonic weather system that is dumping large amounts of rain, sprinkling some snow, and driving wind gusts up to 60 MPH.
The slow-moving weather phenomena is expected to remain in the Great Lakes through the weekend before drifting to the Northeast.
OK, so "hurricane" is a stretch; if this were a hurricane it would be about a Category 0.5, or more like a tropical depression. We do not get many systems like this in the Midwest, so we weather geeks in the Great Lakes have to find entertainment when and where we can.
While on the subject of unusual weather patterns, a funnel cloud was just spotted near Washington, DC. No jokes about hopes that the tornado will visit Capitol Hill, please.