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Floods taking toll on parts of U.S. this week

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Posted at 1:12 PM, Sep 08, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-08 13:57:17-04

Severe weather has been striking throughout the U.S. In the past few days, and more is expected this week.

In Detroit, Michigan, storms that rolled through Friday night caused massive power outages that were ongoing today. According to WXYZ Detroit, about 89,000 were still without power as of 9 a.m.

About 375,000 had lost power service in the storms. There were more than 2,000 downed power lines, and hundreds of linemen from Ohio, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, New York and Tennessee had come in to help with repairs.

DTE Energy said it was the 10th most impactful storm in the company's 111-year history.

Phoenix, Arizona is also dealing with extremely heavy downpours.

“Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport has received more rain today than on any day in recorded history,” ABC15 announced on its website this morning.

See photos of weather in Phoenix

According to weather radio app Storm Shield, more severe weather is expected nationally.

“There will be flooding in the Southwest, snow in the northern Plains” and severe weather in the Midwest.

"Remnants of Hurricane Norbert continue to linger off the coast of California,” said Storm Shield Meteorologist Jason Meyers. "This system is bringing plenty of moisture into southern California, southern Nevada, all of Arizona, Utah, and the western half of Colorado.”

Also expected this week, the “S” word makes a return as some areas may see snow.

"A big cold front is making its way from Canada into the Northern Rockies and Northern Plains,” Meyers said. "This strong front could bring September's first snowfall to parts of the Rocky Mountains in Montana on Tuesday."

East Montana and even parts of North Dakota could see some light snow Tuesday night into Wednesday night, he said.

"Thankfully, it looks like none of it will stick.”

On Tuesday, parts of Eastern Nebraska and Northeast Kansas into Wisconsin could see some damaging winds, large hail, and possibly a tornado, Meyer said. On Wednesday, that area shifts slightly east into the Midwest, covering states from Missouri to Michigan and Ohio.

"By Friday, unseasonably chilly air will have taken over the eastern two-thirds of the country,” he said.

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