Flood watch in effect for metro area until noon Tuesday

- The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch for all of SE Michigan until noon Tuesday.

A Flood Warning is also in effect for Wayne, Macomb and southern Oakland counties until 10:45 a.m.

Heavy rains overnight brought flooding to parts of southeastern Michigan, closing portions of some Detroit-area freeways and leaving some streets impassable Tuesday.

Closings due to flooding early Tuesday included the Lodge Freeway in downtown Detroit.
Portions of interstates 696 and 94 in the Detroit are also saw partial or full closings. 
The National Weather Service says 5.5 inches of rain was reported in the southern Michigan city of Jackson while 1.5 to 2.5 inches of rain fell in the Detroit area.

The FOX 2 Weather Team says its the same system that's causing the terrible flooding in Louisiana .

At least seven people have been reported dead, and thousands of others are at shelters.

Stay up-to-date on the latest weather coming into your town. We'll have the latest weather forecasts on FOX 2 News Morning. You can download the FOX 2 Weather app to get a live look at the radar and get alerts on your phone if other watches or warnings are issued. 

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