Snow melt, rain forecast leads to flood watch

Flood watch issued
Winter weather advisory and flood watch issued for Dane County
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21 February, 2018

The Burlington area surrounding the Fox River remained under a flood warning Tuesday afternoon as the National Weather Service predicted the river to rise to near flood stage by Wednesday afternoon.

Long range models show that seven day rainfall totals could climb to the five to ten inch range over NE TX, SE OK and SW AR.

Heavy rain will continue through midday.

If you live in an area that is prone to flooding, you should be taking protective action now to keep you and your family safe. While 12 hours might not seem like that big a deal, there is a significant amount of rain expected over a short amount of time.

Our area is also under a moderate risk for excessive rainfall for Wednesday and into Wednesday night. But the watch was dropped early Tuesday for Wood, Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca, and Hancock counties. It will finally move out of our area Wednesday night as the rain again becomes rather scattered.

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With the forecast, meteorologists advise that flash flooding and river flooding are of potential concern.

A Flood Watch has been issued for most of Arkansas. Arkansas' northwest and southeast will likely see up to 4 inches.

According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, most of Texas was experiencing some level of drought up through last week. But torrential rains at times could cause flash flooding elsewhere in the Memphis area, meaning now's the time to get prepared with food and supplies, just in case.

By Saturday, up to 6 inches of rain is forecast in several rounds of precipitation across much of the state.


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