Metro Detroit weather: Heavy rainfall prompts flood watch

Total rainfall could exceed 2 inches in spots


DETROIT – A flood watch remains in effect for much of southeast Michigan through noon Friday. Total rainfall could exceed 2 inches in spots.

On Thursday night, rainfall will ramp up again, with thunder likely in the southern half of the area. Severe weather should remain south of us, but rainfall will be the biggest concern. Be alert, especially during the drive home Thursday night, on highway underpasses and other flood-prone areas.


Overnight, expect more scattered showers as rainfall intensity lightens somewhat. Temperatures will generally remain in the low 40s with winds relaxing toward dawn.

Chances of light rain will stick around through Friday, although we will pick up a lot less than what Thursday is bringing.

A warm front will move mainly through our South and Metro Zones, leading to a wide range in high temperatures. Check out our 4ZONE Forecast page to see where your neighborhood will end up.

The weekend is still looking good, but there's more activity next week in our 10-day forecast.

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