GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Heavy rain is set to move into West Michigan Saturday evening, lasting through Monday morning.
Friday, the National Weather Service issued a Flood Watch for Allegan, Barry, Eaton, Ionia, Kalamazoo, Kent, Mecosta, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oceana, Ottawa and Van Buren counties until 8 a.m. Monday.
Incoming rain is expected to cause areas of flooding across West Michigan, which have already picked up more rain than usual over the past several months.
Rain arrived late Saturday afternoon and continued through Sunday. We should have lasting lighter showers on Monday.
All of West Michigan is expected to receive around two inches of rain. A few areas will see up to three or four inches of rain.
WE ARE ALREADY RUNNING ON THE WET SIDE
The past 30 days have trended wetter than usual across West Michigan. Some areas have seen one to three inches more rain than average.
SEVERE WEATHER: This is the Severe Weather Outlook map for Saturday PM/night from the Storm Prediction Center. There is a large (orange) Enhanced Outlook from Texas to far SW Illnois. At least several tornadoes are likely in the Enhanced Area. The (yellow) Slight Risk comes up past Indianapolis and the (dark green) Marginal Risk is south of a line from Peoria to Toledo. Southern Lower Michigan is in the (light green) General Thunderstorm Outlook – no severe weather expected here.