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Hurricane Beryl could bring nasty weather, floods to Michigan this week

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Michigan residents could see heavy rain and thunderstorms Tuesday and Wednesday from the impact of Hurricane Beryl (Shutterstock)
  • Michigan could be hit with severe weather this week as Hurricane Beryl approaches Texas
  • Heavy rain and thunderstorms are expected in Michigan between Tuesday and Wednesday
  • The storm could also affect weather in states from Louisiana to Illinois

July 11: Hurricane Beryl aftermath: Michigan rainfall totals, flood damage

Hurricane Beryl, which has swept through several Caribbean islands, has slowed to a tropical storm but still could make weather dicey from Texas to Michigan this week.

With 90 mph winds, Beryl has killed at least two in Texas on Monday and left 2 million without power. While it is slowing in strength, the storm could make weather dicey as far north as Michigan this week, impacting states from Louisiana to Illinois, according to the National Weather Service


After forming in the Atlantic on June 28, Beryl has swept through Jamaica, Grenada and St. Vincent. 


The storm’s remnants will bring scattered showers and thunderstorms in Flint and near the thumb region on Monday. 

Widespread, heavy rain will begin Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning in southern Michigan, according to the NWS

One to 3 inches of rain are predicted Tuesday and Wednesday. The heaviest rain is expected in southern Michigan, closest to the Ohio Valley.

“At this time, we can't really pinpoint where we might see flooding, but anytime that you get more than 2 inches of rainfall in a 24-hour period or less, there's certainly potential for flooding,” said Megan Varcie, meteorologist for the NWS Detroit office. 

“The system is taking a more southerly track. So it's basically expected to go right over southeast Michigan, with the heaviest rain generally occurring along and south of Interstate 69,” Varcie said.

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