Flood warning issued for parts of Wayne, Macomb, Oakland counties until 12:30 a.m.

2 to 4 inches of rain expected

DETROIT – Parts of Wayne, Macomb and Oakland counties are under a flood warning until 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, the National Weather Service announced.

The National Weather Service previously issued a flash flood warning for all three counties, but it expired at 9:45 p.m. Monday.

The flood warning affects north central Wayne County, southeastern Oakland County and Southwestern Macomb County.

Road closures have been reported across Metro Detroit because of standing water.

Rainfall amounts between 2 and 4 inches are expected, with additional rain possible as thunderstorms lift north early in the night.

Warren, Livonia, Troy, Southfield, Taylor, Pontiac, Romulus, Downtown Detroit, Detroit, Sterling Heights, Dearborn, Royal Oak, Wyandotte, Birmingham, Westland, Rochester Hills, Dearborn Heights, Lincoln Park, Southgate and Madison Heights are expected to experience flooding, the National Weather Service said.

Flooded roads

Eastbound I-696 from The Lodge to Evergreen Road was closed due to flooding. I-696 was also flooded at Southfield Freeway.

Freeways across Metro Detroit were hit by torrential downpours. Here's a look at what drivers faced on I-75:

There was also flooding on Orchard Lake road, at a construction area. You can see a picture of the scene below:

Forecast update

Here's the latest update from Local 4Caster Ben Bailey:

Scattered showers and even a few thunderstorms will be around Metro Detroit through Monday evening. Once we get past midnight, many of us will be dry, but expect at least a few isolated showers overnight. Temperatures will drop to the low and mid-60s.

On Tuesday, rain and thunder will return, with chances slowly ramping up into the afternoon. Highs will stay below normal, in the low to mid-70s. Winds will stay light out of the east.

Stay with ClickOnDetroit.com for updates.


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