Most of state under flood watch as heavy rains predicted
Most of state under flood watch as heavy rains predicted By Meg Jones of the Journal Sentinel Sept. 9, 2014 Tweet Email Print (0) Comments
watches All but a few upper northwest Wisconsin counties are under a flood watch as cold air spilling south from Canada collides with a warm, moist air mass sitting over the Midwest later today.
replica watches Forecasters are predicting much of southern Wisconsin could get 2 to 23/4 inches of rain starting late Tuesday and early Wednesday with strong to severe thunderstorms and damaging winds, according to the National Weather Service. Some flash flooding could occur, which prompted officials to issue a flash flood watch for all of southern Wisconsin.
omega watches Some areas could get heavy rainfall of 1 to 2 inches per hour at times during the storm. Motorists with travel plans tonight into early Wednesday are urged to stay alert because visibility will be very low during the heaviest downpours. Though forecasters are uncertain where the heaviest rain will occur, they're very confident that the time frame for the worst of the storm will be after midnight through Wednesday morning and could include the morning commute.
omega watches With more than 2 inches of rain expected, the National Weather Service is predicting urban and rural lowland flooding as the storms move through the state at a fairly brisk pace.
replica watches Showers and thunderstorms are expected to hit the Milwaukee area after 1 a.m. Wednesday with low temperatures around 67 and winds of 10 mph. Wednesday is expected to be wet with more showers and thunderstorms during the day until around 4 p.m. Winds could gust up to 35 mph during the day with sustained winds of 15 to 20 mph and a high temperature of 75.
watches sale A strong low pressure system will move out of the Central Plains tonight and track across southern and central Wisconsin Wednesday in what meteorologists are saying is one of the stronger storm systems seen in the state since the spring. That is actually normal for this time of year. Fall is when cooler temperatures begin to replace summer warmth and as the contrast between air masses gets sharper, there's more energy to feed the intensity of storms.© 2014 , Journal Sentinel Inc. All rights reserved.