Risk For Heavy Rain This Week, Severe Weather Possible Tuesday Afternoon

Several rounds of rain will occur as we go through the week.  Some of the rain could be heavy at times.  The ground is already saturated from recent rainfall and many streams are at above normal levels.  As a result an elevated risk for flooding will exist. 

The first round of light rain will end this afternoon.  A second wave of heavier rain arrives after midnight tonight with over a half inch of rain expected.  A break in the rain is likely to arrive for Tuesday or Tuesday night.  However several more potential episodes of heavy rain exist for Wednesday into Thursday.


By the end of the week, some locations may have seen over two inches of rain.


If you live in areas prone to flooding continue to monitor the latest weather forecasts. 


In addition a Slight Risk for Severe Thunderstorms exists Tuesday Afternoon and Evening for parts of Lower Michigan.   Damaging winds and Large Hail are the primary threats with an isolated tornado possible.  A cold front will push in from the west during the late afternoon and evening hours.  If the atmosphere destabilizes, scattered severe thunderstorms may develop.  The primary motion of the storms will be northeast at 50 mph.


Below is the total rainfall forecast through Saturday Morning.



Below is the outlook for Severe Weather Tuesday.  The main timeframe in Michigan would be from 2 pm to 10 pm.



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