Heavy rain and lightning fuel problems after overnight storm
Updated On: Jul 10 2013 12:50:36 PM EDT
Strong storms with heavy rain battered parts of Oakland, Macomb, and Wayne counties overnight.
The heaviest rains fell in Macomb County. Mt. Clemens reported 3 inches of rain.
The National Weather Service reports an Urban And Small Stream Flood Advisory Remains In Effect For Southern Macomb And East Central Oakland Counties Until 500 A.M
The Willow Pointe Mobile Home Park in Harrison Township had more than a foot of water in some areas.
Callers to Local 4 report 10 to 12 homes have water up to their steps and several cars have been flooded.
"We may be in trouble. If it rains again today, we're probably looking at some really bad flooding," said Debora Cote.
About 100 residents are impacted and cannot get in or out of the mobile home park.
Interstates in the Detroit area had pools of standing water for most of the night, but most of the water had drained off before the morning traffic rush began.
Auburn Hills police report an area of Auburn/Opdyke Road is flooded and cars are unable to pass through.
Wednesday at noon, DTE Energy reported 6,000 customers without power scattered across Southeastern Michigan.
They hope to have all the power restored by the end of the day.
Local 4 meteorologist Brandon Roux summed up the weather for today this way, “We are still waiting for the cold front to swing through to cool us off and dry us out. That will happen late afternoon or early evening. So, before it gets here we may see a few scattered rain and thundershowers and temps in the muggy mid 80s later on. Once the front goes through we will cool off and clear out dipping down into the low 60s overnight making for some great sleeping weather."