Metro Detroit weather: Flood watch in effect as rain showers, thunderstorms return

Flooding damage reported across Metro Detroit

Saturday, June 26, 2021
Saturday, June 26, 2021

DETROITA Flood Watch is in effect for Detroit and all of Southeast Michigan until 4 a.m. Sunday.

Welcome to Saturday, Motown.

More showers and thunderstorms will give Friday’s deluge a run for its money on Saturday. Two to four inches of rain fell Friday, and at least one to two inches will fall in places before Saturday ends.

The same stationary front responsible will bring more rain Sunday -- and even more much of next week.

Saturday

Saturday morning will bring showers and thunderstorms from the south and west before dawn. Rain will be heavy at times, including during breakfast, with temperatures starting in the upper 60s and low 70s.

Sunrise is at 5:59 a.m.

Saturday afternoon will have periods of showers and thunderstorms. With any sunshine, temperatures will pop to the low and mid-80s. Areas with more clouds will have afternoon temperatures in the mid- and upper 70s.

Although the region has seen a deficit in precipitation for the year, the combined excessive rainfall will lead to additional threats of flash flooding in poor drainage areas and flooding from rising creeks, streams and rivers.

Drivers must use extreme caution because there’s a chance of flooding on streets, roads and sections of highways.

“Turn around, don’t drown” is the motto to follow. Always find an alternate route when coming across high-standing water. Do not try to drive through it.

Saturday evening will have scattered showers and thunderstorms, with temperatures in the 70s.

Sunset is at 9:14 p.m.

More wet weather is possible Saturday night. Overnight lows will be near 70 degrees.

Sunday

Sunday will have the same soggy weather. Scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible. Partly sunny skies are more likely, with wet weather lifting north in the afternoon. Highs will be in the low and mid-80s, with some sunshine.

The stationary front remains over us Monday and Tuesday. It will be warm with more on-and-off showers and thunderstorms each day. Afternoon temperatures will be in the low 80s each day.

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About the Author:

Andrew Humphrey is an Emmy Award winning meteorologist, and also an AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM). He has a BSE in Meteorology from the University of Michigan and an MS in Meteorology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he wrote his thesis on "The Behavior of the Total Mass of the Atmosphere."