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Heavy Rain, Flooding Overnight

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SOUTHFIELD (WWJ) – Southeast Michigan is in for some rain, and a lot of it.  AccuWeather’s Dave Bowers said it will be a windy and cool evening, with the rainfall beginning Saturday in the early morning hours.

Bowers said some hard downpours and flooding would be possible.  (Check for the latest traffic incidents at this link.)

Things are looking a bit worse along the water, with high winds are creating a flood danger along parts of Lake Erie.  A Lakeshore Flood Warning now in effect along the western shore of the lake. Water levels are currently about three feet above recent levels and could rise another one or two feet.  The rising flood waters could affect roads, homes and businesses near the shore.

Forecasters say more rain is likely on Saturday, and maybe some snow.

For the latest be sure to stay with WWJ Newsradio 950 for Traffic and Weather, every 10 minutes on the 8s, 24 hours a day.

Here’s the weekend forecast:

Saturday – Cloudy. Periods of rain through early afternoon, then showers likely. Highs 53 to 57. South winds 10 to 20 mph, turning to southwest with gusts to 30 mph late. Chance of rain 90 percent.

Saturday Night – Mostly cloudy and brisk. A chance of rain and snow showers mainly before midnight. Lows 34 to 38. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph, increasing to 15 to 25 mph, then turning to west. Chance of precipitation 40 percent.

Sunday – Partly sunny and breezy. A chance of light rain or snow showers during the morning, then a chance of light rain showers. Highs 50 to 54. West winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 35 mph. Chance of precipitation 30 percent.

Sunday Night – Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain showers. Lows 38 to 42. Chance of rain 30 percent.

More on our weather page.

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