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Severe weather, flooding possible across southeast MI

14 July 2017

- A Flash Flood Warning has been issued for some counties in the metro area.

An air quality alert has been issued through 10 p.m. Thursday night, according to the National Weather Service. Some roads are closed after recent heavy rains.

The latest warning also includes Ontario, southeastern Monroe and Wayne counties. This will cause minor flooding in the advisory area, especially of low-lying and poor-drainage areas in downtown Kannapolis.

While widespread, heavy rain like Thursday morning's is unlikely, any longer-lived shower could aggravate flooding in parts of the region.

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More waves of torrential rain are expected to move across the Chicago area throughout the day Wednesday, after earlier storms poured several inches on northern IL, causing massive flooding. It was at 17.19 feet at 5:30 a.m. today and expected to fall out of the action stage around 8 p.m. today. Genesee County Central Dispatch said the center lane is reported to be impassable.

Drivers are advised to turn around when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. Additional rainfall amounts could exceed 1 inch tonight into Thursday morning, with locally higher amounts possible in or near thunderstorms.

A flood watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts. These rains and flooding situation triggered by the rainfall continues till September.

Severe weather, flooding possible across southeast MI