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Freeways in SE Michigan reopen after flooding; 50K without power

Sarah Rahal
The Detroit News

Detroit — Freeways have reopened Saturday after a brief overnight closure due to flooding from thunderstorms, which had left more than 65,000 homes without power.

Floodings were reported at underpasses around 1 a.m. with cars struggling to get through Interstate 94 near Rosa Parks, Interstate 75 at Clark and M-10 at Jefferson.

As of 1 p.m., DTE Energy has 32,000 customers without electricity in southeastern Michigan, Consumers Energy is working to restore power to 8,000 affected customers, and Indiana Michigan Power Co. reported more than 10,000 customers in the dark.

The National Weather Service reported the Stockbridge area in Ingham County received 3.72 inches of rain. Most of Southeast Michigan received 1-2 inches over about six hours, according to the National Weather Service in White Lake.

Floodings were reported at underpasses around 1 a.m. with cars struggling to get through Interstate 94 near Rosa Parks.

Meteorologists expect it will be a hot and humid day Saturday for Metro Detroit, with a sunny week ahead.

There's a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11 a.m. Today's forecast is mostly cloudy with a high near 86, wind gusts as high as 22 mph and a 20% chance of rain.

Extended forecast

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 88, low around 65. 

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 88, low around 67.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 87, low around 68.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 88, low around 67.

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 89, low around 68.

Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 90.

srahal@detroitnews.com

Twitter: @SarahRahal_

The Associated Press contributed.