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Metro Detroit Forecast: Ice storm warning and flood watch for SE Michigan

Posted at 4:16 AM, Jan 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-13 04:59:39-05

(WXYZ) — An Ice Storm Warning has been issued for parts of Sanilac, Genesee, Lapeer, Livingston and Oakland Counties. It will continue until 7:00 a.m. Sunday. Freezing rain with expected ice accumulations from half to three quarters of an inch are expected.

Flood Watch issued for metro Detroit until 4 AM Sunday. 2-3 inches of rain expected, some freezing rain possible.

A Flood Warning has been issued for Lapeer, Livingston, Oakland, Sanilac and St. Clair counties until 10 a.m. Sunday.

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.

Winds will also be a concern leading to additional Lake Shore Flood Advisories and Warnings.

Saturday: Heavy rain, thunder possible. Flooding will be possible with some road closures. 2 to 3 inches of rain is likely widespread. Windy with some NE gusts up to 35 mph. Temperatures will be falling with rain changing to freezing rain from the morning through the afternoon on teh northwest side of the metro Detroit area. 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.

Saturday Night: More rain mixed with sleet and freezing rain. Lows near 30°.

Sunday: Windy morning, but we'll be drying out early morning. Partly sunny afternoon with a high of 34°.

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