Showers, possible thunderstorms stretch across Michigan

Sarah Rahal
The Detroit News

The National Weather Service has lifted flash flood warnings for southeast Michigan Sunday, with the exception of the Saginaw Bay region.

Widespread rain through the weekend brought 1 to 3.5 inches across the state, the highest total in the past 20 hours landing in Ypsilanti, meteorologists say. 

The flood watch remains in effect through 2 p.m. for the Bay region as the storms head north.

People with umbrellas watch a baseball game as steady rain falls at Memorial Park in Royal Oak on Saturday, August 1, 2020.

Sunday showers and a few thunderstorms brought near an additional inch or less across the state with more scattered rainfall on the way, meteorologists say.

The Grand Rapids, Huntington Lake area and southern Michigan will receive between a tenth and quarter of an inch of rain Sunday. 

Meteorologists in Gaylord also issued a hazardous weather outlook for thunderstorms in northern Michigan, with a 30% chance of rain.

The widespread rain, caused by a low-pressure system over Lake Erie, will exit to the northeast this afternoon, the weather service says.

However, rain and thunderstorms will likely return on Monday and Tuesday.

Extended forecast

Monday: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm through the afternoon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 80.

Tuesday: A 50% chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 73.

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 76.

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 80.

Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 82.

Source: National Weather Service

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