Both Metro Detroit and all of Southeastern Michigan is under a “Flood Watch” beginning at 5pm ET. tonight (Monday Night 6/6/2022) and expiring at 8am ET. tomorrow (Tuesday 6/7/2022) due to heavy downpours!!

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Zachary Veal, Teenager Meteorologist

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch for the following Metro Detroit counties starting late Monday afternoon: Lenawee, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair, Washtenaw and Wayne counties. Officials say that 1-2 inches of rain is expected to fall, though some areas could see around 3 inches.

Showers should pick up around 3 p.m. in Metro Detroit on Monday, with the heavier showers and storms expected to pick up between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. Rain could fall heavily and in quick bursts, creating a risk of flooding.

The NWS says the heavy rainfall will come in two phases: A round of heavy thunderstorms is expected to strike mid-evening. Then, a round of showers and thunderstorms will kick off after midnight and last through Tuesday morning.

And residents who live in areas prone to flooding are encouraged to prepare to take action should flooding occur between both Monday and Tuesday.