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Metro Detroit Flooding Leaves Some Roads Dangerous

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Car in RainThere were scattered reports of road flooding Thursday evening after nearly an inch of rain fell in Detroit, with more on the way. Buckfire Law urges drivers to be careful on the roads this weekend.

A flood watch is in effect for most of southeast Michigan through tonight with 1-3 inches of rain expected from Thursday through this evening, according to the National Weather Service in White Lake Township. Some areas might even see slightly more than 3 inches with intense downpours, reported the Detroit Free Press.

Officials warned motorists to avoid I-94 near French Road and Gratiot in Detroit on Thursday night because of flooding. The Michigan State Police Twitter account for Oakland, Wayne and Macomb counties also urged people to be careful, and said a state police trooper had been in a car accident.

0.90 inches of rain was recorded through 8 p.m. Thursday at Detroit Metro Airport.

Tonight the rain will start tapering off, but there's still a chance for showers hanging around on Saturday. Sunday we will finally see some dry weather.

Temperatures are expected to hit the 60s by the middle of next week.

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