Heavy rains trigger Flood Watch across the area

Heavy rains trigger Flood Watch across the area

"It appears the hardest hit areas were in Walworth, Racine and Kenosha counties", said Lori Getter, crisis communications manager at Wisconsin Emergency Management. Local storm total rainfall amounts could exceed five inches which would be enough to trigger flooding.

Madison had plenty of rain Wednesday morning, but only seven-tenths of an inch was recorded at the airport.

Heavy downpours are expected for parts of the afternoon and evening Wednesday as storms moves across the region.

A warm front expected to stall over central MI this afternoon and evening, slowly dropping south into Thursday, will present a "persistent feed of moist and unstable air" and "support multiple rounds of showers and thunderstorms over the next two days", according to the National Weather Service.

If you live in one of these areas, monitor conditions and be ready to seek higher ground if warnings are issued. This will cause some minor flooding in urban poor drainage locales in the advisory area.> Some locations that will experience minor flooding include.

Thunder is expected and it will be extremely muggy with temperatures and dewpoints in the upper 60s over night, the weather service forecast shows.

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