Flood Watch Returns With up to 3.5 Inches of Rain Expected

If it seems like we've been here before, we have - after last week's rains brought up to 5 inches of rain and flooding to some areas, another 2.5 to 3.5 inches is expected Wednesday to Friday

Apparently the memo hasn't gotten to Mother Nature to turn off the tap, as Wisconsin emerged from its drought, only to face flooding last week and again this week.

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch that goes into effect noon Wednesday, and will continue until Friday at 7 a.m., according to Patch's media partners at WISN 12 Weather.  A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts. You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.

Another area of moderate to heavy rain is moving into the southern half of Wisconsin, adding as much as 2.5 to 3.5 inches of rain to already swollen streams and rivers. Some higher totals are possible.

Specifically, officials are watching the Rock, Fox and Milwaukee Rivers as localized flooding caused concerns last week. The additional rain may be coming as the ground is thawed, but is still saturated.

Muskego experienced no issues with its creeks and streams, as Public Works Director Dave Simpson said the type of rain event was extended over several days, and that it's when flash flood situations arise that there are troubles, specifically in the Tess Corners area.

Should you experience any flooding problems related to city-owned flood mitigation sites like retention ponds or culverts or you note street flooding, you  contact the Department of Public Works at 262-679-4128. After hours, contact Muskego Police Department at 262-679-4130.


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