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Heavy Rain Possibility Prompts Flood Watch

Posted at 7:02 PM, Oct 05, 2013
and last updated 2013-10-05 19:10:43-04

WEST MICHIGAN — A FLOOD WATCH remains in effect for most of our FOX 17 viewing area in to Monday. You can certainly feel the humidity and moisture in the air. That said, a cold front is inching closer to West Michigan already generating showers and thunderstorms in and around the region.

Some areas have already picked up heavy rain, but more may be on the way. There’s plenty of moisture in the atmosphere just waiting to be “rained out”. With the cold front approaching, that will provide the necessary lift we need to squeeze that moisture out in the form of rain, perhaps some of which may be heavy.

Extreme southwest lower Michigan remains in a slight risk of severe weather development overnight, but the biggest concern is the possibility of heavy rain and potential flooding. The threat of showers and thunderstorms will stay with us through Sunday morning until the front sweeps through the state. However, and cold pool of air aloft will move over the state on Monday and may generate a few more showers.

Tuesday through Friday will feature quiet, uneventful weather with gradually warming temperatures back to the mid 70s. Get the complete forecast at www.fox17online.com/weather.