First weather alert from Sunday evening to Monday morning

WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) – A first day weather warning was declared Sunday evening through Monday morning for central Wisconsin, particularly from Highway 10 south where some of the heaviest rainfall has occurred since Saturday night. More rain of 1-3″+ could occur later Sunday through Monday morning.

Parts of central Wisconsin received 1 to 3 inches of rain and minor flooding was reported.(WSAW)

A stationary front is located in central Wisconsin and will guide additional rain and scattered thunderstorms to the area Sunday through Monday morning. On Sunday, clouds will be frequent with intermittent showers and perhaps an isolated storm. A wave of low pressure will head into Badger State on Sunday evening and improve precipitation coverage in north-central Wisconsin. Although no severe storms are expected, rain and storms may produce heavy rain, which could fall at rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour.

A flood watch is in effect through noon Monday for parts of central Wisconsin.
A flood watch is in effect through noon Monday for parts of central Wisconsin.(WSAW)
The greatest risk of flooding will be in southern Wisconsin, but flash flooding is also...
The greatest risk of flooding will be in southern Wisconsin, but flash flooding is also a concern in central Wisconsin.(WSAW)

With parts of central Wisconsin receiving heavy rains of 1-3″ from Saturday evening through early Sunday morning, additional rainfall above 2″ would pose a risk of flash flooding in some locations.

Rain will fall in the region on Sunday evening.
Rain will fall in the region on Sunday evening.(WSAW)
Intermittent rain, sometimes heavy, accompanied by scattered thunderstorms from Sunday evening to early Monday...
Periods of rain, some heavy, with scattered thunderstorms Sunday evening through early Monday morning.(WSAW)
Heavy rain accompanied by scattered thunderstorms are expected early Monday morning.
Heavy rain accompanied by scattered thunderstorms are expected early Monday morning.(WSAW)

Rain and scattered thunderstorms will occur near Sunday evening overnight then ease to showers near dawn Monday. Showers are expected to leave the area by mid-morning Monday, with clouds breaking for the sun by Monday afternoon. Additionally, the effects of heavy rains could continue the potential for flooding well into late Monday morning, particularly along some rivers and streams, and in low-lying and poorly drained areas.

As a reminder, if you encounter flooding on the roads, turn around, don’t drown. In other words, look for an alternate root and don’t drive through flood waters as your vehicle could stall and get stuck in the flooded conditions, and possibly float. More so, if you reside in a flood zone in central Wisconsin or near a river/stream, be aware of changing conditions that could lead to flash flooding during heavy rains.

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