Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Thunderstorms and heavy rain for West Michigan

Thunderstorms and heavy rain for West Michigan, After a lull in the rain Tuesday we’re headed into another stretch of wet weather. This time along with the heavy rain, thunderstorms are possible and even a few strong to severe storms. The Storm Prediction Center has the Slight Risk for severe weather across much of Southwest Lower Michigan for Thursday. The main threat would be large hail and strong wind.

Heavy rain is a concern with the saturated ground and many of the rivers running high or in flood stage. Click here for a few aerial photos of the Grand River flooding. There is the potential for upwards of 2-3 inches of additional rain in the next few days. This rainfall will certainly exacerbate the flooding problems.

View slideshow: Forecast Weather Maps

This wet April could be one for the record books. From the Grand Rapids National Weather Service, “In much the same way that January and February vastly differed from month to month, you can add March and April to that list. Many areas finished March with precipitation deficits of one to two inches. April, however, has not only recaptured that deficit, but has also added a surplus to the monthly and seasonal totals. At only half way through the month Grand Rapids, Lansing and Muskegon are not far from being included in the top ten wettest Aprils.”

See the slideshow at the top of the page for more on the wettest Aprils and the next round of rain.

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