Wind and Rain Ahead for the Upper Midwest & Great Lakes
A strong low pressure center will bring high winds and heavy rains from the western Great Lakes through the High Plains. The wind has been howling already in Montana, Wyoming, and western sections of North and South Dakota. Gusts of 45 to 75 mph have been observed in the last 24 hours.
High Wind Warnings include areas near the Black Hills of South Dakota, the Door Peninsula of Wisconsin, and northern sections of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Wind Advisories continue across several states in the Plains. Gust above 50 mph are possible.
The storm system will bring heavy rain to much of Lower Michigan where a Flood Watch has been issued. More than 3″ of rain may fall in some areas today into Tuesday.
The low pressure center will move northward from the Ohio Valley. A rich, southerly feed of moisture from the Gulf of Mexico will help to increase humidity and produce heavy rain. With Jet Stream energy diving in from the Northwest, the wind will remain strong.
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels