More rain expected in Detroit, Rouge River still hasn't crested
DETROIT (FOX 2) - In the past 24 hours or so, about 3 inches of rain have fallen in many parts of the Metro Detroit area - and it's not done yet.
Rivers, including the Rouge River in Dearborn Heights, are overflowing and it hasn't even crested yet. Right now, the river stands at 14.8 feet. It's typically in the 8 feet range.
As more rain is expected Wednesday night and Thursday morning, it's projected to hit 15.3 feet.
but is projected to hit 15.3 feet Wednesday night or Thursday morning.
The flood warning in effect Wednesday was set to expire at noon.
The good news is that it's quiet right now and will likely be dry for most of the day. The bad news is that more rain is moving in Wednesday evening and it may bring some thunderstorms.
It's most likely that the storms will miss us to the south and the east. We could get one more dose of rain Thursday night and Friday morning.
By 9 a.m. Friday, it's finally gone and we hit a prolonged stretch of dry weather.
With the sun looking to shine this weekend, we could all use a good chance to dry out.
You can keep an eye on the rain and the radar with your FOX 2 weather app.
Roads and parts of freeways were closed all over the metro area Wednesday morning for flooding. Some schools in Wayne County even needed to close.
If you encounter a flooded road, do not attempt to pass. Turn around and try a different route.
MSP is reminding drivers this morning it only takes about 6 inc`hes of water to lose control of your car - and 12 inches to start floating. If your car stalls, stay inside and call 911.