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Heavy rain and flooding possible this week

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A strong disturbance moving out of the Northern Rockies will travel across the Great Lakes this week. Strong to severe thunderstorms are possible. The Storm Prediction Center keeps the risk for severe storms to our west on Monday and but across most of Lower Michigan for Tuesday and Wednesday. Damaging wind would be the primary threat but large hail is also possible.

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This disturbance has the potential to bring heavy rain to West Michigan Some location could receive more than four inches this week. The flooding risk may increase later in the week.

It will also be a warm and muggy. Tuesday should be the most uncomfortable day with highs in the mid-80s and dewpoint temperatures in the muggy 70s. This combination will push the heat index readings to around 90° for part of West Michigan.

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Flash flood/flood safety rules

See the attached slideshow for more on the thunderstorms and heavy rainfall.

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