Heavy rain ends Monday night

Flooding in Athens, Mich, a city in Calhoun County. Photo via ReportIt. (June 15, 2015)

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Heavy rain over the weekend and Monday led to saturated soil, ponding of water and high-running creeks, streams and rivers. Mostly lowland flooding and low-lying farm field flooding has been reported so far.

After heavy rain this weekend, more than two additional inches has fallen in the red and pink shaded areas of this map, according to radar estimates.
After heavy rain this weekend, more than two additional inches has fallen in the red and pink shaded areas of this map, according to radar estimates.

The storm system bringing us rain and storms Monday night won’t pivot out of the Great Lakes until late Monday night. By then, a few more inches of rain is possible.

One to three additional inches of rain is possible Monday night.
One to three additional inches of rain is possible Monday night.

Because of the potential for heavy rain in a short time on already saturated soil, the National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for most areas south of Grand Rapids. The flooding threat will diminish rapidly before sunrise Tuesday.

 

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