While some residents in western and northern Wisconsin are digging out today after more than seven inches of fresh snow, those living further south are dealing with potential flooding. The National Weather Service says at least five rivers in the state were above their flood stages as of mid-morning Monday, due to the heavy and steady rains that fell over the weekend.
The NWS has issued flood warnings or advisories for most of the state’s southern counties along the Illinois border, along with Columbia, Sheboygan, Ozaukee, and Milwaukee counties.
Only minor flooding is predicted in all of the flood warnings except the Sheboygan River, which was almost 2.5 feet above its flood stage. Moderate floods are predicted at Sheboygan, and the river is not expected to drop below its banks until tomorrow evening.
Turtle Creek near Beloit, Spring Creek at Lodi, the Fox River in Kenosha County, and the Pecatonica River at Lafayette and Darlington were all slightly above their banks today. The Sugar River at Brodhead also has a flood warning, at about a half-foot below its flood stage.