Rain continues Wednesday morning, but end in sight this afternoon

Wednesday brings good news -- an end to this rainfall. 

We've had a persistent, soggy stretch of weather the past few days. Early Wednesday morning, showers still covered all of southeast Michigan, making for another wet and messy morning commute. 

The rain will roll to our southeast throughout the morning, and around noon or early afternoon we'll finally get some dry time. An Areal Flood Watch is still in effect until 4 p.m. Those who live near a river could still see some flooding issues after 4 p.m., though. 

It will stay dry throughout the night but the rain is due back later this week. The systems that will come into play don't appear to be carrying as much rain as what we just dealt with, though. 

Roads look like rivers, neighborhoods under water after heavy rain

So far since Monday, we've seen about 1.5 to 2 inches of rain. 

Rain is likely Friday morning and could possibly be a wintry mix of some snow, too. We'll see the rain into the weekend as well. 

Meanwhile, many are dealing with road closures, potholes and flooded basements. Here's some tips for protecting your home from the water. 

Much of the Midwest is facing heavy rain, snow melt and flooding. Flood warnings have been in effect in Illinois, Indiana and Michigan, with flood watches in Texas and Arkansas. The weather service issued winter weather advisories for parts of Oklahoma, Kansas, North Dakota, Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin.