Reporting Mike Campbell
DETROIT (WWJ) - There’s a warm-up coming to metro Detroit later this week, and that could cause some trouble for homeowners.
WWJ’s Mike Campbell went out to get some advice from David Harvey, an estimator with Statewide Disaster Restoration.
Harvey said if you still have a lot of snow around your house, you might be worried about the snowmelt runoff leaking into your house — but it’s not that big of a deal.
“Your house drainage system should be able to handle that minimal amount of snow melt, I mean, it happens every spring,” he said.
Instead, Harvey said you should be more worried about ice accumulation on your house’s roof.
“The one thing you do want to pay attention to is the accumulation of ice along the eaves on your roof. That may refreeze during the evening, creating a blockade, if you will, for water to then potentially creep its way into the house,” he said.
Harvey said if you do get snowmelt water in the basement of your house, its something that has an easy solution. He said its the backed up sewer water that creates the real problem.
Here’s the local forecast from the CBS Detroit Weather Team:
Tuesday – Overcast then partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Winds from the SW at 10 to 20 mph. High of 37F, low of 28F with a windchill as low as 16F.
Wednesday – Overcast, then clear. Winds from the WSW at 20 to 25 mph. High of 45F, love of 27F.
Thursday - Overcast with a chance of rain overnight. Chance of rain 70% with rainfall amounts near 0.6 in. possible. Winds from the ESE at 5 to 20 mph. High of 39F, low of 37F with a windchill as low as 25F.
Friday - Overcast with a chance of rain. Chance of rain 20%. Winds from the SW at 15 to 25 mph. High of 52F, low of 41.
Check the CBS Detroit weather page for the extended forecast and up-to-the-minute information.
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