Wet weather to continue continues, even though summer is winding down
Summer is winding down, but the wet weather continues.
National Weather Service Hydrologist Danny Costello says there could be some heavy downpours over the next couple of days.
“We think most of Southeast Michigan to get at least two inches of rain and there's the possibility of up to four inches of rain in spots.”
Basements and freeways across Metro Detroit have flooded multiple times this summer.
Deputy Director of Detroit Water and Sewerage Palencia Mobley says the existing infrastructure isn’t built to handle lots of rain in a short time.
“The sewage that you flushed down the toilet and the water that runs off the street end up in the same pipe. It's a combined sewer system. And so, when you get in excess of an inch-inch and a half of rain, then yes that there's no place for the water to go.”
Fortunately, the forecast calls for the rains to come over a couple of days and not in a few hours like the flooding event last June.