Flooding likely in several communities as rain continues through Monday

Another 1" to 3" Likely
Posted at 9:07 AM, May 17, 2020

WEST MICHIGAN — After 1" to 5" of rain fell Thursday, we saw another 1" to 4" of rain on Sunday. With another 1" to 3" of rain expected today through Tuesday morning, serious strain is being put on the lakes, rivers and streams which were already on the higher side. This will lead to potential flooding across the area as we push through the next several days.

An Areal Flood Warning has been issued for all of West Michigan until Monday afternoon. If you encounter flooded roads or flooding in any shape or form, report it to your local authorities and find an alternate route. Do not drive through the flooded roadway as it could stall your car out and you could become trapped.

1" to 3" inches of rain is expected to fall across the area today. The heaviest amounts today will be along and east of US-131. This will give a break to the lakeshore communities which were hit the hardest on Sunday.

Thunderstorms are possible across all of West Michigan again today with no risk of severe weather. If thunderstorms do develop, it would only enhance rainfall. Best chance of that will be along and west of US-131.

We dry out beginning Wednesday with 70s returning! Upper 70s to near 80° is possible this weekend into Memorial Day. Sunshine is also expected for the majority of the warmth!