* Flooding From Evening Storms

** Torrential rainfall is causing some local roads to flood. State Street in Big Rapids is closed between Pere Marquette and Ferris Drive. Some cars stalled out from driving through more than 1 foot of water. Rainfall estimates are in excess of 4″ in parts of Newaygo, Mecosta, Newaygo, Lake and Osceola Counties. A FLASH FLOOD WARNING is in effect for these areas until 11:30 am. Also, 15 trees are reported down in the City of Big Rapids Stay tuned for Updates ** * Severe Threat has moved out of Northern Michigan – Strong Storms still Possible. * Flash Flood Watch for areas mainly along and south of US-10 tonight ———————————————– A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for our Central Counties Along and South of US-10. Torrential rain this evening is causing flooding in parts of our Central Counties. From Mecosta to Baldwin and estimated 3-5″ has fallen. Be on the look out for wahed out or flooded roads. The storms are moving out fast and will be out of the area by 2am. It will be a mild and muggy night with lows in the 60's and 70's with areas of fog developing. Winds shift around to the NW after midnight. Clouds and fog hang around tomorrow morning as the main storm system moves away from Northern Michigan. Clouds thin out during the day ending with partly cloudy skies. Winds from the NW/W at 10-20 mph pull in the dry air making it feel more comfortable during the afternoon. High will be in the 70's with few 80's as well. Temperatures make a jump back into the 80's all over the area Thursday. While the humidity remains comfortable it will still be a warm day. Friday and the weekend are looking dry. Skies go from mostly sunny to partly cloudy but we think any rain will be very isolated if it even develops. Right now, we think a few showers or storms are possible Sunday otherwise it looks dry and pleasant. – Tom