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More heavy rain, flooding possible

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WEST MICHIGAN-  Many areas in West Michigan saw record rainfall Friday into Saturday morning.  After a dry spell, this was a welcome sight for many.  Unfortunately, now we’re talking about “too much of a good thing” as heavy rain is expected yet again.

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A storm system that has a history of dumping over 20 inches of rain in the Southeast is bringing its tropical moisture and heavy rain to West Michigan.

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Much of your Monday will be dry, however, rain increases slowly this afternoon and by this evening, looks to spread into the area.  This will be a very soaking rain that doesn’t let up until early morning Tuesday.

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A Flash Flood Watch and a Flood Watch go into effect at 5 P.M. Monday and carry until Tuesday late morning.  Heavy rain is expected to fall on top of already soaked West Michigan locations.

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Through Tuesday alone, many areas are in the deep red of 2 inches of greater.  It’s very likely we’ll see most areas over an inch of rain and a lot of localized totals of 3 inches with some localized totals over 4 inches!  Prepare for smaller rivers and streams to rise, and make sure that you don’t try to take your vehicle through high water.

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