Flood watch issued as deluge of rain heads for Ann Arbor area
A forecast full of rain has prompted the National Weather Service to issue a flood watch for the Ann Arbor area for 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday morning.
Melanie Maxwell | AnnArbor.com
The weather service advised residents to monitor forecasts and be alert for possible flood warnings. The watch area includes all of southeast Michigan.
Anyone venturing outside the next few days had better have the umbrella and galoshes at the ready. Rain is expected every day through Friday, when we could also get some snow. On Saturday, we’ll be treated to a bit of sunshine, but more showers are possible Sunday.
Besides getting numerous showers Wednesday, the Ann Arbor area might get a thunderstorm, the weather service said. Rainfall Wednesday will amount to between a half and three quarters of an inch. A high of 49 is expected.
More rain and possibly a thunderstorm is expected Wednesday night with a low around 39. New rainfall of up to an inch is expected. The chance for rain is 100 percent.
The rain and chance for a thunderstorm continues Thursday with a high near 44. Winds could gust to 29 mph. The chance for precipitation is 90 percent. Up to three-quarters of an inch of new rain could fall.
The soggy conditions will continue Thursday night with up to another half-inch of rain possible. On Friday, both rain and snow showers are possible with a high near 44.
We’ll get a glimpse of the sun on Saturday, when the forecast calls for partly sunny conditions and a high near 42.
Sunday, more showers are possible, but it will be warmer with a high near 52.
For updated forecasts and weather conditions any time, check AnnArbor.com's weather page.