The Great Lakes Water Authority is urging Michigan residents who have previously had flooding in their homes to be cautious Monday as heavy showers are predicted.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecasts severe thunderstorms and excessive rainfall through late Monday, according to a news release.
NOAA says rainfall rates in excess of 1 inch per hour are possible. The agency said heavy rainfall is possible at any time now through Monday because of very high moisture content in the atmosphere.
Recent heavy rain and wet ground increases probability of localized flooding, NOAA said.
The water authority recommends that people in low-lying areas remove items of value from their basements.
This article originally appeared on Detroit Free Press: Excessive rainfall across Lower Michigan through late Monday