Rain Pounds Metro Detroit Area
DETROIT (WWJ) – Rain showers and thunderstorms are hitting the metro Detroit area. There is an areal flood advisory for Macomb and Wayne counties.
The National Weather Service Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms with heavy rainfall across the advisory area.
Doppler radar estimated around 2 inches of rainfall across northern sections of Detroit and approaching two inches near Sterling Heights.
Runoff from this excessive rainfall will cause minor flooding to occur… especially along small streams and near low water
crossings. Some locations that will experience minor flooding include… Detroit… Grosse Pointe Shores… Mount Clemens… Macomb Township and Sterling Heights.
Whenever there are storms there are precautionary -preparedness actions that you should observe:
Excessive runoff from this storm will cause minor flooding of small creeks and streams… urban areas… highways… streets and underpasses as well as other drainage areas and low lying spots.
WWJ-TV Chief Meterorologist Jim Madaus states that we could be looking at strong, severe storms on Sunday, with most of the heavy stuff moving out and we’ll see a clearing on Monday going through the week.
Here Are The Forecast Details from the Weather Team:
Saturday - Mostly cloudy. Showers likely with a chance of thunderstorms. Highs 82 to 86. Light and variable winds. Chance of rain 60 percent.
Saturday Night – Mostly cloudy during the evening. Partly cloudy overnight. A chance of showers and thunderstorms during the evening. Lows 68 to 72. Light and variable winds. Chance of rain 30 percent.
Sunday – Mostly sunny. Scattered showers and thunderstorms during the afternoon. Highs 88 to 92…with a heat index around 95. Light and variable winds…becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Sunday Night – Increasing clouds. Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Lows 67 to 71. South winds 5 to 15 mph…turning to southwest. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Monday – Cloudy through mid morning…then clearing. A slight chance of showers. Highs 80 to 84. West winds 10 to 20 mph…turning to northwest late. Gusts to 35 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent.
Monday Night – Partly cloudy early…then becoming mostly clear. Lows 65 to 69.
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