Flooding A Concern Across Mid-Michigan
The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Warning for the Shiawassee River at Owosso, in effect from 11:49am on Thursday and continuing until April 9th at 2pm. The river is expected to crest at 8.3 feet on Friday morning, more than a foot above flood stage. At 4am on Thursday, the river was at 6.3 feet and rising. The river is expected to reach flood stage by Thursday afternoon and to continue rising.
Dozens of Flood Advisories have been issued as well, many of them in the Lansing area. Advisories are considered to be less critical than warnings, but flooding is still possible when advisories are issued, so take note of the following:
- Grand River at Lansing
- Grand River at Jackson
- Grand River at Eaton Rapids
- Grand River at Ionia
- Red Cedar River above Williamston
- Kalamazoo River at Marshall
- Chippewa River below Mt. Pleasant
The advisories remain in effect until April 12th at 2am.
In addition to flood concerns, a Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the Lansing area until Thursday night and for some surrounding areas, a Wind Advisory is in effect.
The combination of rain, snow and wind could lead to a myriad of potential issues, from flooding to travel challenges to power outages. Be aware of your changing surroundings and circumstances to stay safe, and remember, this weekend it's going to be sunny and near 70 degrees. :)