Flood warning issued for Mill Creek in Dexter; flood watch in effect for entire county
The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for Mill Creek in Dexter, but e a flood watch has been cancelled for all of Washtenaw County and much of southeast Michigan through this evening.
The flood warning is part of a nasty mix of weather forecast for the Washtenaw County area today and early Wednesday. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for tonight through Wednesday morning and much of southeast Michigan is under a flood watch.
The weather service said Mill Creek was at 8.7 inches and rising early this morning and was expected to rise above its 12-foot flood stage by late this afternoon and crest at 13.5 feet Wednesday morning.
Rain will persist throughout the day and a precipitation total of about 2 inches is expected by Wednesday morning.
Part of that will come in the form of snow after temperatures drop this evening to near or slightly below freezing. The weather service says the Ann Arbor area could get 3 to 5 inches of snow by Wednesday morning.
After the storm passes Wednesday, skies will clear, but colder temperatures will remain, with the high struggling to make it to 40 degrees.
For updated conditions and forecasts anytime, check AnnArbor.com's weather page.