Heavy Rainfall Possible Today and Friday

A storm system over the Plains will lift north across the state tonight. Abundant moisture associated with this system has the potential to generate significant rainfall, generally between 2 and 3 inches, across parts of northern Michigan by Friday afternoon.

Due to the expected heavy rain, combined with recent heavy rainfall and snowmelt, a Flood Watch has been issued for all of northern Michigan today through early Saturday morning. Significant river and stream rises are likely across the area, which could impact homes and roadways. Flooding of other low-lying areas is also possible.

Please monitor forecasts and be alert for possible flood warnings. Those living in flood prone areas should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.

For more information, please utilize the multimedia links below. Also see our Flood/Heavy Rain Briefing Page and our Severe Weather Briefing Page.

 Also check out our Hazardous Weather Briefing.

   For additional information on weather conditions across Michigan, visit the National Weather Service web pages from Grand Rapids, Detroit, and Marquette.

Multimedia Links

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5-Day Forecast Precipitation

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The Hydrometeorological Prediction Center's latest 5-day forecast precipitation totals.

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Regional Radar Loop

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The regional radar loop for the Great Lakes region.

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