The National Weather Service Issues Flood Watch For Kent County
It won't be as bad as the flood pictured above (2013 Spring Flood of the Grand River), but we do have a flood watch from 5pm this evening until 11am tomorrow morning. Heavy rainfalls are expected in the Grand Rapids area this evening. An estimated 2 to 4 inches may fall this evening, adding to the already wet conditions from the weekend.
Here is the flood warning issued by the National Weather Service:
FLOOD WATCH FROM 5PM EDT MON UNTIL 11AM EDT TUE
... FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND RAPIDS HAS ISSUED A
* FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTH CENTRAL MICHIGAN AND SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN... INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS... IN SOUTH CENTRAL MICHIGAN... CALHOUN... CLINTON... EATON... INGHAM... IONIA AND JACKSON. IN SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN... ALLEGAN... BARRY... KALAMAZOO... KENT... OTTAWA AND VAN BUREN.
* FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING
* HEAVY RAINFALL OF 2 TO 4 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS ARE POSSIBLE TONIGHT INTO TUESDAY MORNING ACROSS THE WATCH AREA.
* THE HEAVY RAIN IS EXPECTED ACROSS AREAS THAT RECEIVED HEAVY RAIN FROM FRIDAY INTO SATURDAY. HEAVY RAIN FALLING ON TO SATURATED GROUND WILL LEAD TO RAPID RUNOFF AND POSSIBLE FLOODING.
A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING BASED ON CURRENT FORECASTS.
YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE ALERT FOR POSSIBLE FLOOD WARNINGS. THOSE LIVING IN AREAS PRONE TO FLOODING SHOULD BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLOODING DEVELOP.
WEATHER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE ON LINE AT WWW.READY.GOV/FLOODS.
Be careful on your commute home this evening and your commute into work on Tuesday morning!