Most of Metro Detroit under flood watch through Friday morning


DETROIT – A Flood Watch has been issued for Lenawee, Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, Washtenaw, and Wayne through Friday morning.

Rainfall totals Thursday morning have averaged between half an inch to one inch across the Detroit Metro Area.

Additional rainfall between 0.75 inches to 1.5 inches is expected through Friday with possibly higher amounts.

The highest rainfall rates are expected to occur late this afternoon and early this evening as thunderstorms also work through the area.

Forecast from Meteorologist Brandon Roux:

Get ready for some heavy downpours and scattered thunderstorms rolling through Thursday afternoon and evening. Temps in the low to mid 40s today and gusty breezes ENE 8-18 mph G 25 mph.

We will see more soaking rain and thundershowers into Friday morning which could make the commute a bit dangerous tomorrow morning. Rain showers should start to move out as we head into the afternoon hours and temps will move up into the 50s under cloudy skies and a few spotty showers.

The clouds may take a while to clear Friday night into early Saturday, but we will see some weekend sunshine. We should see 50s all weekend with partly sunny skies Saturday and mostly sunny skies Sunday. There is a chance for showers again Sunday night into early Monday.

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