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Saginaw River continues to run high after storms

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SAGINAW, MI (WNEM/AP) -

Authorities say the Saginaw River continues to run high following recent storms and additional rain in the forecast could cause more flooding.

The National Weather Service says a flood warning is in effect for the river Monday and more rain is expected Tuesday and into Tuesday night. The rain could be heavy at times, bringing with it the possibility that the river could rise again into Wednesday.

Flood warnings remain in effect for the following counties:

  • Bay until 6 p.m. Wednesday
  • Saginaw until 6 p.m. Wednesday
  • Gratiot until 8 a.m. Tuesday
  • Clinton until 5 p.m. Wednesday

Isabella County is under a flood advisory until 8 p.m. Friday.

Over the weekend, MLive.com reports officials opened White Pine Middle School in Saginaw County's Saginaw Township as a shelter due to flooding in the area. Flooding closed some area roads, and people were encouraged to avoid crossing roadways covered by water.

Conditions improved in the Midland area, which had been hit by flooding of the Tittabawassee River. Water levels there declined.

TV5 Meteorologist Trainee Ted Phaeton says that we will start off the week with a chilly beginning but will see significant warming throughout the day. Temperatures will top out in the lower 60s Monday with a light wind out of the south. Plenty of sun throughout the day which will lead to mostly clear skies for the overnight. We can see temperatures fall to the lower 40s with the SSE wind continuing. Mostly dry Monday and Monday night but we can see some showers for your Tuesday.

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