Rain to descend today; here's where the flood risk is highest

Jakkar Aimery
The Detroit News

Following the first frost of the season, southeastern Michigan is on tap for a lengthy rain event starting Sunday afternoon, with only a minimal chance of severe weather, the National Weather Service predicts.

Flood advisories are slated for the lakeshore areas of the Thumb region, where sustained onshore winds of more than 35 mph are expected to peak late Monday, with Lake Huron waves reaching heights of 11-16 feet. In west Michigan, a lakeshort advisory remain from 4 a.m. Monday to 8 a.m. Tuesday. Minor flooding was expected in Bay, Huron, Sanilac, Tuscola and St. Clair counties, the weather service said.

Moderate amounts or rain were predicted for south of Interstate 69 and higher risks of significant rainfall from Interstate 94 to the Ohio border. A slow-moving storm is expected to dump 1 to 2 inches of rain through Monday morning.

"Widespread rain will then continue on Monday and expand to include much/all of the forecast area," according to the weather service's forecast discussion.

Forecast:Marginal risk of excessive rain fall Sunday