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Heavy Rain, Flooding Possible Early This Morning...Dangerous Heat Today & Fri

Heavy rain from last night is causing rises on area rivers. Dangerous heat then moves in this afternoon, potentially continuing into Saturday. Heat Advisories and Warnings are in effect. Another round of storms are possible late afternoon, possibly severe. Read More >

Overview

Several rounds of severe weather impacted the area from Monday August 27th through Tuesday August 28th.

Major flash flooding occurred Monday night into Tuesday morning and additional flash flooding occurred Tuesday afternoon and evening. Record flooding occurred along portions of the Kickapoo River.

A line of thunderstorms produced wind damage and an isolated tornado Monday afternoon and evening, with the severe threat quickly transitioning over to flash flooding Monday night into Tuesday morning. A storm produced large hail over portions of northeast Iowa Tuesday morning, then more severe thunderstorms developed Tuesday afternoon producing wind damage and additional flooding.

Numerous communities in southwest Wisconsin experienced record flooding.  This included evacuations and rescues during the peak of the flooding. 

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2-Day Radar Rainfall Estimates (Monday & Tuesday)
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