Heavy Rainfall Possible Into Wednesday


...Flash Flood Watch In Effect Through Wednesday Morning For All Of Northern Michigan...

Low pressure tracking eastward toward Wisconsin tonight will help a warm front lift northward into northern Michigan tonight. The air mass in the Great Lakes region is already quite moist. Strengthening southerly winds behind this warm front will bring additional moisture into the region and showers and thunderstorms are expected to break out across lower Michigan. These showers and storms are then expected to congeal into a band of rain which that will gradually lift northward across our region through the night. This band of rainfall will be capable of producing very heavy rain at times...with rainfall rates exceeding one inch one inch per hour. Some areas could potentially see 2 to 3 inches of rain which may produce localized flooding...especially in low lying and flood prone areas. In addition...many area rivers and streams will see rises due to expected runoff from heavy rains. 

One area of particular concern for flooding are in and around the Grand Traverse Bay region through Houghton Lake...including much of the M-55 corridor. A secondary area of concern will be those communities near and along a line from Charlevoix through Gaylord and Oscoda where rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches may occur...with locally higher amounts. Both areas have received moderate to heavy rains over the past couple of days that have already saturated the ground. 

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