Madison
45° F
Mostly Cloudy
Mostly Cloudy
Advertisement

Heavy rain creates flood threat in Wisconsin

Published On: May 12 2014 07:30:23 AM CDT
Updated On: May 12 2014 02:51:25 PM CDT
MADISON, Wis. -

The National Weather Service has issued a flood advisory in southeastern Wisconsin, saying torrential rainfall could cause urban areas and small streams to flood.

The weather service says Milwaukee and surrounding areas could see thunderstorms produce 1 to 2 inches of rain per hour on Monday afternoon.

A flash flood warning covers Milwaukee and its suburbs. The weather service is warning people to seek higher ground and not to drive through flooded areas. It says most flood deaths occur in vehicles.

The flood advisory extends farther west into Dane County, southeast of Madison, and south to Janesville.

Western Wisconsin remains under a flood watch with more storms expected Monday afternoon and evening. La Crosse received about three-quarters of an inch overnight while areas east got an inch or more.

A flash flood watch is also in effect for southwestern Wisconsin until 1 a.m. Tuesday.

The severe weather threat will end with the passage of a cold front early Tuesday morning.

Advertisement
  • jack-o-lantern Halloween pumpkin

    Juliet James/SXC

    Halloween

    Games, recipes, trick-or-treating, scary movies and everything else you need to make your Halloween extra spooky.

  • Politician, politics, debate, election

    iStock / bns124

    Election Coverage

    Get up-to-date on political stories, Reality Check the latest political ads, learn about the candidates and find election results in our special section.

  • Ebola virus pink

    CDC

    Ebola special coverage

    Get the latest news on the Ebola outbreak and resources to help you learn more about the deadly virus.

Advertisement