First Warn 5 Forecast: Latest Information 5-14-2011 - WNEM TV 5

First Warn 5 Forecast: Latest Information 5-14-2011

The winds will continue out of the NE overnight and will gust over 30 at times. With that wind direction, gusts have been strongest in Bay County, where a wind advisory was posted between midnight and 11 this morning. Here's the lastest peak wind gusts from the National Weather Service:
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI 420 PM EDT SUN MAY 15 2011
THE FOLLOWING ARE SOME PEAK WIND GUSTS REPORTED TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TODAY... AS OF 420 PM...
SAGINAW 54 MPH 1051 PM... PORT HOPE 44 MPH 739 PM... SAGINAW-HARRY BROWN 40 MPH 333 PM... ANN ARBOR 38 MPH 106 AM... FLINT 35 MPH 416 AM...
Meanwhile, cold weather is expected tonight...here's that NWS statement:
A COMBINATION OF CLEAR SKIES...VERY DRY AIR...AND AN UNSEASONABLY COOL AIRMASS WILL CAUSE TEMPERATURES TO DROP OFF RAPIDLY TONIGHT. BY MORNING...READINGS WILL RANGE FROM THE LOWER TO MIDDLE 30S ALONG THE COASTS...TO AS COLD AS THE UPPER 20S IN SHELTERED INLAND LOCATIONS. THIS WILL RESULT IN A HARD FREEZE FOR MUCH OF NORTHERN LOWER MICHIGAN.
EMMET-CHEBOYGAN-PRESQUE ISLE-CHARLEVOIX-ANTRIM-OTSEGO-MONTMORENCY- ALPENA-BENZIE-GRAND TRAVERSE-KALKASKA-CRAWFORD-OSCODA-ALCONA- MANISTEE-WEXFORD-MISSAUKEE-ROSCOMMON-OGEMAW-IOSCO-GLADWIN-ARENAC- 329 PM EDT SUN MAY 15 2011
...FREEZE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 8 AM EDT MONDAY... IMPACTS...
* TENDER VEGETATION WILL BE KILLED IF NOT PROTECTED OR BROUGHT INDOORS.
HAZARDOUS WEATHER...
* TEMPERATURES WILL DROP BELOW FREEZING LATE TONIGHT. BY DAWN... READINGS WILL RANGE FROM THE UPPER 20S TO LOWER 30S.
Now, here is the latest on the flood warnings for the Shiawassee and Cass Rivers:
FLOOD STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI 450 PM EDT SUN MAY 15 2011
...A FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING...
CASS RIVER...SHIAWASSEE RIVER
.HEAVY RAINFALL OVER THE WEEKEND HAS CAUSED SIGNIFICANT RISES IN THE SHIAWASSEE AND CASS RIVERS. ADDITIONAL RAINFALL OF UP TO A QUARTER OF AN INCH TODAY WILL CAUSE THE RIVER LEVEL TO REMAIN HIGH INTO EARLY THIS WEEK.
A FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR SHIAWASSEE RIVER NEAR FERGUS.. * FROM NOW UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. * AT 4 PM SUNDAY THE STAGE IS 11.8 FEET AND RISING. * FLOOD STAGE IS 10.0 FEET. * MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING. * FORECAST...THE RIVER IS EXPECTED TO CREST AT 11.9 FEET THIS EVENING AND SHOULD FALL BELOW FLOOD STAGE EARLY TUESDAY MORNING.
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A FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR SHIAWASSEE RIVER AT OWOSSO. * FROM NOW UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. * AT 1 PM SUNDAY THE STAGE IS 7.6 FEET AND STEADY. * FLOOD STAGE IS 7.0 FEET. * MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING. * FORECAST...THE RIVER CRESTED AT 7.6 FEET THIS AFTERNOON AND SHOULD FALL BELOW FLOOD STAGE TOMORROW EARLY AFTERNOON.
---------------------------------------------------------------------------- A FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR CASS RIVER FROM FRANKENMUTH DOWNSTREAM TO BRIDGEPORT. * FROM NOW UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. * AT 1 PM SUNDAY THE STAGE IS 14.2 FEET AND RISING. * FLOOD STAGE IS 17.0 FEET. * MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST. * FORECAST IS TO RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE BY TOMORROW EVENING... AND CREST AROUND 17.3 FEET EARLY TUESDAY MORNING.
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