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Flood watch issued through Saturday night; 2 to 4 inches of rain forecasted

(Huron Hub file photo)


By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub
ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

Posted Jan. 9, 2020 — 2:30 PM EST

We’re in for a real soaker this weekend.

The National Weather Service in Detroit has issued a flood watch for Wayne County lasting through late Saturday night.

Multiple rounds of moderate to heavy rain are expected to develop tonight and continue through Saturday night.

Total rain amounts in the 2 to 4 inch range are likely, with some locations exceeding 3 inches by the time precipitation ends late Saturday night, especially where thunderstorms occur.

While most of the precipitation will fall as rain, a transition to freezing rain or sleet is likely along and north of M-59 on Saturday.

Flooding of low-lying areas and along small creeks and streams is likely.

Overland and urban flooding may result in road closures. Moderate to major river flooding may develop later this weekend into early next week.

The public should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible flood warnings.

Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.


 

Clipper system brings light snowfall to southeast Michigan on Sunday

An Alberta Clipper system will move through the region Sunday afternoon, but snow accumulations in southeast Michigan are forecasted to be very light. (Huron Hub file photo)

Posted by The Huron Hub on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020 — 9:15 AM EST


A clipper system will bring some light snowfall to southeast Michigan on Sunday.

According to forecasters, the system will move across the region later today and tonight, bringing light snow for areas south of I-69.

Areas north of I-69, particularly in the thumb region, could see snow accumulations up to around 3″.

Even with light accumulations in the Huron Township area, low temperatures on Sunday, combined with fresh snow on untreated roadways, could make for dangerous travel conditions.

If you’re out today, drive safe and have a great Sunday.


 

Wind advisory issued through 4 p.m. Monday


Posted Monday, Dec. 30, 2019 — 7:24 AM

A wind advisory has been issued for southeast Michigan until 4 p.m.

Southwest winds of 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 45 mph are expected.

Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result.

Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high profile vehicle. Secure outdoor objects.


Dense fog advisory: Heavy fog to impact Sunday evening travel

Heavy fog and wet roadways will impact travel on Sunday, Dec. 29 in the Metro Detroit area. (Photo: Google)


Posted by The Huron Hub on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019 — 1:35 PM EST

Updated 3:00 PM: a dense fog advisory issued for southeast Michigan until midnight

Heavy fog and wet roads will impact Sunday travel plans throughout Metro Detroit.

The National Weather Service in Detroit issued a special weather statement Sunday afternoon.

Fog and drizzle will expand across the area during the rest of the afternoon.

Some of the fog will be locally dense and reduce the visibility to one quarter of a mile or less.

Between locally poor visibilities and slippery, wet roads, expect hazardous travel at times and drive with care as these conditions persist into evening hours.


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Wind advisory issued for all day Wednesday; 45 mph gusts expected


Posted Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019

National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory in effect from 9 AM to 9 PM EST Wednesday.

What to expect: Southwest winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph expected.

Where: Shiawassee, Genesee, Lapeer, St. Clair, Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw and Wayne Counties.

Impacts: Gusty winds could blow around unsecured object. Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result.

Precautionary/Preparedness Actions: Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high profile vehicle. Secure outdoor objects.


Winter weather advisory issued for Monday; 3 to 5 inches of snow forecasted

3 to 5 inches of snow is forecasted for Monday, Nov 11, 2019. (Photo: Huron Hub archive)


Posted by The Huron Hub on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019 — 3:30 p.m.

It’s not yet officially winter on the calendar, but that’s not stopping Mother Nature.

A winter weather advisory is in effect for Wayne County from 4 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday.

3 to 5 inches of snow is expected across the Metro area on Monday, according to the National Weather Service in Detroit.

Snow will begin early Monday morning and persist through much of the afternoon, according to forecasters.

Temperatures will hold steady in the upper 20s and low 30 in the morning before gradually dropping during the afternoon.

Motorists should plan on slippery road conditions that likely will impact the morning and evening commutes.


 

Forecasters: winter weather pattern is not going away anytime soon

Here’s the NWS temperature outlook starting Thursday November 14 through Wednesday Nov. 20.


Posted by The Huron Hub on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019

Next week will begin a winter pattern that is forecasted to stick around through mid-November.

Take a look at the National Weather Service temperature outlook for the U.S. posted above.

After milder temperatures arrive just in time for the weekend, cold begins the workweek on Monday with temps in the 30s and a chance of snow forecasted at the time this article was published.

By Tuesday, temps plummet and likely stay that way for about two weeks.