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Another soggy week with flooding concerns

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Posted at 5:33 PM, May 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-06 17:33:26-04

After a beautiful weekend with temps in the 70s, we're back to the rainy pattern for much of the week. It all gets started this evening, where showers and storms are moving through. Some of the rain could get heavy tonight with some thunderstorms possible but heavier rain is likely later this week. Here's a breakdown of what to expect.

Tuesday:
The rain will stick around during the morning followed by cloudy skies from much of the day. This will lead to temps in the 50s, which is a 20° drop from Monday's 70s.

Wednesday & Thursday:
By this time, our soil will become soggy leading to flooding concerns towards the end of the work week. Another area of low pressure will be approaching Michigan leading to heavier rain Wednesday night into Thursday. This will be our window for possible flooding in Metro Detroit and here's why;

Lake-shore Flooding Risk Returns - A strong easterly wind will develop in conjunction with the higher lake levels, to create some coastal flooding issues.

The flooding risk will be higher Wednesday night into Thursday as the moisture content in the atmosphere rises. This will be due to an approaching warm front bringing back warmer temps, humidity and instability by back to the area.

Risk for Severe Weather?
Thursday will have enough ingredients to create a risk of severe weather. The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has an area of Metro Detroit "Outlooked" for severe weather and we'll keep you up to date on our local risks as we get closer to Thursday.