Heavy Rain, Severe Weather Threat Increasing

Posted at 2:35 PM, Apr 17, 2013

WEST MICHIGAN — (FOX 17) — The next 36 hours promise to be very active across West Michigan, with the threat for heavy rain and an increasing chance for severe weather Thursday.

This image from our in-house computer model shows a forecast for rainfall amounts through Thursday morning. This is not good news, since most of the area rivers are full or flooding. All of West Michigan remains under a flood watch until at least Friday. River flooding could be a major issue later this week into the weekend. For a look at the latest flood advisories and flood warnings, click HERE.

In addition, the Storm Prediction Center has placed parts of West Michigan under a moderate risk for severe weather Thursday. This includes the threat of damaging winds, large hail, and possible tornadoes.

We will continue to monitor this developing and potentially dangerous weather situation on FOX 17 News and online at