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Metro Detroit Forecast: Flood watch and Winter Storm watch this weekend

Posted at 6:27 AM, Jan 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-09 23:24:23-05

(WXYZ) — Flood Watch issued for metro Detroit from late Friday night through Saturday night. 2-3 inches of rain expected, some freezing rain possible

Winter Storm Watch issued for Sanilac, Shiawassee, Genesee, Lapeer, Livingston and Oakland counties from late Friday night through Sunday morning.

The 7 First Alert weather team is tracking a winter storm, which could bring heavy rain, freezing rain, and sleet. The biggest concern across all of Metro Detroit will be flooding with a widespread 2"-3" of rainfall possible starting Friday and continuing through Saturday night. As temps fall on Saturday, freezing rain/ice will be the next concern, especially around and north of M-59 in areas west of Macomb County.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy with a rain chance toward morning as temps rise through the 40s.

Friday: Rain, some heavy. Mild with highs near 50°.

Friday Night: Heavy rain with temps staying near 50.

Saturday: Heavy rain, thunder possible. Flooding will be possible with some road closures. 2 to 3 inches of rain is possible. Temperatures will be falling with rain changing to freezing rain from the morning through the afternoon. Be prepared for icy roads by the afternoon, but especially at night. We may see a changeover to snow late in the day and at night, but snow totals should be minimal around Metro Detroit. Much higher snow totals are expected across Central Michigan.

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