Heavy rainfall tonight into Tuesday morning

Posted at 5:24 PM, Aug 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-15 17:24:18-04

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch through Tuesday morning for Ionia, Clinton, Barry, Eaton, Ingham, Calhoun, Jackson, Montcalm, Gratiot, Shiawassee, Livingston, Washtenaw and Lenawee Counties.

A Flash Flood Watch has been issued for Branch County until Tuesday morning. Flood Advisories have been issued for the Sycamore Creek in Ingham County, the Looking Glass River in Clinton County and the Grand River in Jackson County.

Minor flooding is possible along all three rivers tonight into Tuesday.

An area of low pressure that brought heavy rainfall near the Gulf Of Mexico over the weekend will move into lower Michigan tonight. Rain moves in from south to north this evening. The heaviest rainfall is expected to fall between midnight and 6 A.M. Tuesday.

Heavy rainfall over parts of the area Friday night into Saturday has the ground already quite wet. The additional 1-3'' or more of rain will once again cause flooding in low areas and cause standing water on some roadways.

If you have a drain on your property make sure it is not plugged with lawn clippings. Make sure your sump pump is plugged in and working. Area rivers and streams will be rising with this additional rainfall.

The storm producing the heavy rain pulls out of the area Tuesday morning. Scattered showers are expected Tuesday late morning into the afternoon.

Tuesday night and Wednesday morning should be dry. More showers and thunderstorms are possible Wednesday afternoon into Wednesday night.