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No Heavy Rain This Weekend But Rivers Keep Rising

Posted at 8:35 PM, Apr 12, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-12 20:37:19-04

WEST MICHIGAN — (FOX 17) — Even though there is rain on the way this weekend, amounts will be much less than we had in previous days.

This image from our in-house computer model shows rainfall amounts over the weekend. Unlike the several inches parts of West Michigan have had already this week, it appears most areas will get around a tenth of an inch. The best chance of rain is Friday Night, Saturday and early Sunday. Temperatures on Friday night and Saturday could be cold enough that some snow is possible as well.

As the rain from this week continues to seep into the streams and rivers, water levels continue to rise. There are several flood warnings in effect across West Michigan. For a complete rundown, click HERE. Luckily, only minor flooding is expected at this time.

In the past five days, Grand Rapids has received 3.78″ of rain. The last time there was a wetter five-day period was back in July 2011. The closing five days of that month produced 5.18″

However, an active pattern is shaping up for next week with the potential for more heavy rain. Stay with FOX 17 for updates throughout the weekend and into next week. The latest forecast is just a click away as well at http://www.fox17online.com/weather