Flooding Rains Tonight

Posted at 2:11 PM, Jan 29, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-29 14:11:34-05

WEST MICHIGAN — (FOX 17) — Many parts of West Michigan had thunderstorms with heavy rain on Tuesday morning, and it appears more is on the way Tuesday night. The image above shows forecast rainfall amounts by Noon Wednesday. There is a chance of some higher amounts in thunderstorms.

The showers and thunderstorms are in advance of a strong cold front that will pass through Wednesday morning with a quick drop in temperatures. Before that occurs, in addition to the heavy rain, temperatures will approach 60 Tuesday afternoon.

All of West Michigan is under a flood watch through Wednesday morning. In addition to the possibility of river flooding, there will also be some street flooding on area roadways.

Once the colder air arrives Wednesday, there could be some heavy lake-effect snow for the rest of the week.

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