Flash Flood Watch extended to 8 am Friday

Flash Flood Watch extended to 8 am Friday

Periods of heavy rain will be possible tonight into early Thursday.

The area affected includes Livingston, Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw, and Wayne counties.

Rainfall rates of 1 to inches per hour are likely with thunderstorm activity. Most areas will receive 1 to 2 inches of rain, with some sites picking up as much as 3 inches.

"Some of the storms could produce gusty winds and heavy rain", the report said. The Flood Watch is in effect for Livingston, Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw, and Wayne counties. "Find alternate routes", the weather service said in a statement. It was at 17.19 feet at 5:30 a.m. today and expected to fall out of the action stage around 8 p.m. today.

The runoff will cause flooding of small creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses as well as other drainage areas and low lying spots. Do not attempt to travel across flooded roads.

Flash flood watch in effect
Storms cause flash flooding in Central Alabama Tuesday

Also, the Blanchard River in Ottawa is already in its action stage, but its forecast doesn't call for it hitting minor flood stage.

A flood watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts.

The watch had been scheduled to expire at 11 a.m.

Additional rainfall amounts up to an inch are possible in the warned area. Flash flooding is a very risky situation.You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.

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