Emergency sirens were activated in Macomb County about 4:50 p.m. Monday after a Macomb County Sheriff's deputy spotted a funnel cloud in the sky over Harrison Township.
The funnel cloud was seen over the 16 Mile and Crocker area, which prompted the sirens to be activated. A second funnel cloud was spotted over Chippewa Valley High School in Clinton Township.
"We erred on the side of caution," said Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham.
There were also calls to Macomb County central dispatch with reports of funnel clouds spotted near Selfridge Air National Guard Base, according to Vicki Wolber, Macomb County Emergency Management Coordinator.
Both Wolber and Wickersham stated that while the funnel cloud was spotted in the sky, it did not touchdown on the ground.
Editor's Note: Additional information about a funnel cloud spotted over Chippewa Valley High School was added to the story.