(WXYZ) — A FLOOD WATCH WILL BE IN EFFECT FROM LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON. FALLING RAIN AND MELTING SNOW MAY CAUSE RIVERS TO RISE QUICKLY. THE WATCH INCLUDES LEWAWEE, MACOMB, MONROE, OAKLAND, ST. CLAIR, WASHTENAW, AND WAYNE COUNTIES.
Gusty southerly winds carry temps up near 50° Wednesday. Rain early Thursday will change to freezing rain, sleet, and snow through the day and evening leading to slick roads.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy with high clouds. Temps on the rise into the low 30s by the early morning commute. Wind: S 10-25 mph.
Wednesday: Warm and windy with a high of 50° late in the day. Wind: SW 20-40 mph. Rain develops after 4pm.
Wednesday night: Temps stay in the 40s and rain picks up. Some areas could see over an inch of rain. The combination of melting snow and heavy rain could lead to at least minor street flooding. A flood watch starts at this time and runs through Thursday afternoon. Watch the creeks and rivers.
Thursday: Early rain. Then a transition to freezing rain and sleet, and eventually snow. The transition starts north first and ends late in the day south. Accumulating snow follows through the evening. Roads will become icy, so plan ahead for difficult travel Thursday.
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