GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A flood warning has been issued ahead of another batch of heavy rain building into West Michigan.

The warning was issued for areas between Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo around 9:30 p.m. Monday and is in effect until 9:15 a.m. Tuesday. Rainfall totals in the warned area were 1-3″ as of Monday evening, with an additional 1-2+” expected overnight.

Radar at 10 p.m. showed a heavy band of rain slowly drifting eastward off Lake Michigan. Very heavy rainfall rates were accompanying the band, along with occasional lightning.

Moderate to heavy rain will persist through the early morning hours of Tuesday.

August rainfall so far has been below average in Grand Rapids (-0.77″), Muskegon (-0.75″) and Holland (-1.07″). This means the ground has been able to absorb most of the rain so far.

The daily record rainfall for Aug. 14 is 3.61 inches in 1987, which represents the second wettest day ever recorded in August.

This will likely be one of the wettest days of the summer, if not the year. So far the wettest has been July 12 with 1.68 inches.

The rain will gradually wind down Tuesday with another chance arriving Thursday. That one will give us less than a half inch.

Beyond that, we should be able to enjoy a dry weekend and with near- to below-average rainfall through the end of August.

Stay with Storm Team 8 for the latest on the rain and the forecast.