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Flooding in Dearborn Heights. (Photo: Ron Dewey/WWJ)

Flood Watch In Effect Through Friday Morning

May 02, 2019 - 7:58 am

DETROIT (WWJ) - Metro Detroit is bracing for more flooding after heavy rainfall swamped homes and left some streets impassable.

A Flood Watch is in effect Thursday afternoon through Friday morning for a portion of southeast Michigan, including Lenawee, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties.

Rainfall over the past few days has left the ground saturated, with many area rivers and streams close to bankfull or near flood. Additional heavy rainfall is again possible late this afternoon through tonight as another wave of low pressure moves across the region.

Rainfall amounts in excess of one inch will be possible, leading to renewed flooding potential of rural and urban areas. Flash flooding is also possible in the Detroit metro area.

Residents in the Flood Watch area should monitor forecasts and be prepared to take action should flooding develop. 

Here's a look at the forecast from the WWJ Weather Team:

Thursday -- Cloudy with periods of rain, some heavy, this afternoon; additional rain can lead to flooding problems. High 65. Low 51.

Friday -- Mainly cloudy. High 60. Low 44.

Saturday -- Times of clouds and sun. High 59. Low 43.

Sunday -- Mostly sunny. High 69. Low 49.

Monday -- Partly sunny, a couple of showers possible. High 68. Low 51.

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