Flood warnings, watches in effect through Friday

Image 1 of 3

The National Weather Service Detroit has issued a flood warning for Wayne County until 1:09 a.m.

A flood watch for most of southeast Michigan until Friday evening was also issued after heavy rains pelted the area and more could be on the way throughout tomorrow.

A flood warning was issued for the lower Rouge River in Inkster and Dearborn until 4 p.m. Friday as well as the Clinton River until 6:54 p.m. Friday.

At 8 p.m. the National Weather Service said the stage is estimated at 10.2 feet and rising. The flood stage is 10 feet. resulting in minor flooding is occurring.
The river is near crest and will begin falling below flood stage overnight. Additional heavy rainfall could lead to a rising trend again during Friday.

Heavy rainfall and flooding remains possible through Friday evening meaning a flood watch for Shiawassee, Genesee, Lapeer, St. Clair, Livingston, Oakland, Macomb and Washtenaw counties.

The National Weather Service said a general 2 to 4 inch rainfall occurred from last night through today with the highest concentration in the urbanized area of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties.

Most of the rain occurred over a relatively short time period around sunrise this morning and resulted in considerable city flooding. This area will remain very sensitive to renewed flooding after any additional heavy rainfall that remains possible overnight through Friday.

Rainfall totals in the 1 to 2 inch range occurred westward through Livingston and Washtenaw counties. Totals mostly less than 1 inch occurred along the I-69 corridor between Flint and Port Huron.

After rounds of light rain showers early in the night...bands of heavier rain are expected to redevelop. additional rainfall in the 1 to 3 inch range remains possible overnight through Friday afternoon with a trend toward higher amounts north of metro Detroit through Flint and Port Huron during Friday.