Severe storms move out, rain remains possible tonight & Thursday

Published: Aug. 3, 2022 at 2:46 PM EDT
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SAGINAW, Mich. (WNEM) - It’s been a busy afternoon around Mid-Michigan, with several Severe Thunderstorm Warnings being issued.

As of 5:30 PM, no warnings are in place for the TV5 viewing area, and while rain remains possible, our severe weather threat is very low for the rest of the night. We have seen several power outages pop up with tree damage as well, especially near Shiawassee and Genesee counties, so be careful where there are any downed trees and wires.

This Evening & Overnight

Rain should become less intense and less widespread for the rest of the evening. If you have outdoor plans, be sure to check in with our Interactive Radar before leaving the house, as rain chances will continue into the overnight.

In addition to the thunderstorms, temperatures will remain mild, with plenty of humidity. Most are in the 70s now that the rain has moved through, with dew points in the 70s making it feel very uncomfortable and soupy.

Severe weather is not expected with any rain overnight, and some areas won’t see any rain after this initial wave moves through. Overnight lows will largely settle in the 60s, though a few low 70s don’t seem unreasonable with stubborn clouds and showers.

Lows will remain mild & muggy on Wednesday night.
Lows will remain mild & muggy on Wednesday night.(WNEM)

As always, you can send any rainfall or damage reports to the WNEM-TV5 Facebook page wall, or email them to WNEM@wnem.com. We will be staffed in the weather center as long as the threat remains.

Thursday

Scattered showers are possible, primarily in our southern counties on Thursday.
Scattered showers are possible, primarily in our southern counties on Thursday.(WNEM)

Our cold front that passes through the area tonight and early Thursday, but it will unfortunately become hung up just to our south, remaining close enough to keep things unsettled. Areas north of the Tri-Cities will likely be able to break into sunshine as the day goes on tomorrow, while those farther to the south and east near the Flint area may be stuck under mostly cloudy skies and occasional thunderstorms.

Severe weather is not expected on Thursday, but with plenty of humidity hanging on (although less than Wednesday), some occasional downpours will be possible.

High temperatures for August 4th.
High temperatures for August 4th.(WNEM)

Highs will be cooler in the upper 70s to middle 80s, with a northerly wind (varying from northwest and northeast at times) around 5 to 15 miles per hour.

Rain chances should start to diminish late Thursday evening and overnight.