Flood watch issued for Ann Arbor area; severe thunderstorms possible
Several bouts of heavy rainfall, including what could be some severe thunderstorms, are heading for the Ann Arbor area, prompting the National Weather Service to issue a flood watch in effect through Friday morning.
Showers and thunderstorms will bring 1 to 3 inches of the rain to the area over the next 24 hours, forecasters say. Some of those storms on Thursday could be severe, with damaging winds and heavy rain.
Recent rains already have saturated the ground, forecasters said, increasing the potential for flooding.
The high Thursday will be near 78. It will be breezy, with a south-southwest wind of 15 to 24 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph. The chance of precipitation is 80 percent.
The chance for severe weather continues Thursday night, with a 100 percent chance of precipitation, the National Weather Service says. The low will be around 50 degrees.
Showers and thunderstorms are likely Friday. Temperatures will fall throughout the day to a low of about 43 by 5 p.m. It will continue to be windy with winds gusting up to 44 mph.
Friday night, it’ll feel more like winter than spring, with a chance for snow showers and the low dropping to about 32 degrees. Winds will continue to blow, gusting to 32 mph.
Conditions will improve for the weekend with partly sunny skies Saturday and a high of 45, then sunny skies Sunday and a high of 53.
For updated forecasts and conditions anytime, check AnnArbor.com's weather page.