Severe Thunderstorm Warnings, Flood Watch issued for SE Michigan

Barely two days removed from strong storms that rolled through Metro Detroit, more are on the way Friday evening.

Strong thunderstorms are expected in Oakland and Macomb counties as well, according to the NWS until 10:45 p.m., but no watches or warnings have been issued.

The storms carry with it 60 mile per hour wind gusts and quarter-size hail, according to the National Weather Service.

The Flood Watch remains into the night for Lenawee, Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair, Washtenaw, and Wayne counties.

According to the National Weather Service, there is a chance for localized totals of 3 inches or more.

Both the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) and the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) said their systems are working as they should be.

Still, the GLWA and (DWSD) are advising people in low-lying areas that tend to flood to prepare out of an abundance of caution. This includes removing valuables from basements. The authority said also to avoid running washers and dishwashers during heavy rain. 

Detroit residents can report flooded streets and backed-up basements to the Improve Detroit app or call 313-267-8000.

Photo courtesy Shawn Setser

Photo courtesy Shawn Setser