Amid heavy rain and wind on Thursday, the National Weather Service warned of possible Huron River flooding in Ann Arbor, according to MLive.
Wednesday evening, the National Weather Service issued a hydrologic outlook report, noting potential flooding in the area, including Swartz Creek in Flint and the Huron River.
As of Thursday afternoon, the river reached 14.9 feet. At 15 feet, it could flood Riverside Park, Island Park and the Fuller Recreation Area — frequented city destinations. At 16 feet, the dirt parking lot of Riverside could face flooding and nearby city drains could face backups.
The river’s “action stage,” which requires the National Weather Service or a partner to mitigate effects, occurs at 13.5 feet. Its “flood stage” occurs at 16 feet, according to the National Weather Service.
A special weather statement released around 8:30 p.m. Thursday night indicates light snowfall across the region for the remainder of the evening. The statement also warns of slippery conditions on roadways, wind gusts up to 45 mph and decreased visibility due to snow.
A wind advisory was in effect until 6:00 a.m. Friday morning.