Madison
26° F
Overcast
Overcast
Advertisement

Forecasters issue flood watch for southern Wis.

Published On: Apr 08 2013 03:44:03 PM CDT
Updated On: Apr 08 2013 04:46:26 PM CDT
MADISON, Wis. -

The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch this week as a result of a combination of recent rain and melting snow. Additional precipitation expected this week may raise area rivers and cause creeks and drainage areas to flood.

The flood watch covers the southern third of the state, including the WISC-TV viewing area. It will be in effect from Tuesday afternoon through Friday morning.

Rainfall is expected to total 2-3 inches, causing several rivers to reach a minor to moderate flood stage. Low-lying roads may also be affected by high water and flooding.

Temperatures will gradually turn colder this week with highs reaching the upper 40s on Tuesday, the lower 40s on Wednesday, and temperatures falling from around 40 on Thursday.  Showers will diminish Friday with highs in the lower 40s.  With colder temperatures by later in the week, rain may be mixed with snow or freezing rain at times from Wednesday night through Friday.  

Saturday will dry out as high pressure builds across the region. Skies should be partly sunny with continued chilly temperatures in the 40s.  Another chance for rain will arrive late Saturday night and Sunday.  Sunday's highs should be in the lower 50s. 

Advertisement
  • Time for Kids - Explore the Outdoors

    Dean Clinic and WISC-TV3 are focusing on a year-long campaign to get kids off their electronics and into the outdoors.

  • Learn more about WISC-TV

    Meet the News 3 staff, learn about our newscasts, search our job postings and find out how to contact us.

  • Chopper in Janesville

    Chopper in Janesville

    Your pet photos

    Email us a picture of you and your pet and we'll use it in out Pet Walk segment which airs every weekday morning at 6:40. Include your name, your pet's name and where you're from. Email to petwalk@wisctv.com.

Advertisement