Flood watch in effect for parts of southeast MI

Flood watch in effect for parts of southeast MI

Flood watch in effect for parts of southeast MI

Forecasters say one or more rounds of thunderstorms are expected into late Wednesday night along and north of USA 30.

The storms will be scattered about the area during the evening commute, with the potential of another round of heavy rain arriving by 8 p.m. If the thunderstorms repeatedly affect the same area, rainfall could easily reach 3-4 inches or even more, according to the weather service.

Unfortunately, the biggest threat for flash flooding is in the most-stricken area from Wednesday morning's storms, in Walworth, Racine and Kenosha counties.

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Almost half of the counties in the Lower Peninsula - 33 counties stretching across the southern half - are now under a flood watch.

A flood warning was issued Wednesday morning for the Rock River at Afton south of Janesville, since the river reached flood stage at 9.0 feet by mid-morning.

In Southeast Michigan, the NWS says: "Rainfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour are likely within the stronger thunderstorm activity". Rain will continue overnight and into Thursday before high pressure can get in here to dry us up for while.

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