Excessive rainfall potential this week

October 7, 2018 0 Comments

September was wet in our area, and October has been wet so far.  We picked up over 2 inches of rain already in October through the 7th.  That is closing in on what we normally have for the whole month.  There is high potential of significant rain early this week as a strong and very moist storm system slowly tracks from the Central Plains up through Wisconsin.  We could be looking at widespread 2 to 4 inch rain amounts through Wednesday, with localized zones perhaps tallying more than 5 inches.  This moisture falling on saturated soils and high river levels could lead to flash flooding in parts of the state.

Check out the Excessive Rainfall Forecast from the Weather Prediction Center for the period of Monday morning to Tuesday morning.  It has a slight risk of rainfall exceeding flash flood guidance over north through west-central parts of the state.



Furthermore, as the storm system moves further east Tuesday into Wednesday, the band of heaviest rainfall will shift as well.  A moderate risk o excessive rainfall  sneaks east to about Wausau.  Areas further from around Madison to Green Bay are included in a slight risk of excessive rainfall.

Let’s hope for the best but prepare for the worst.  If you live in a flood prone area or will be traveling to susceptible regions, be sure to stay caught up on the latest weather forecasts, warnings, and information for your safety.

Filed in: Flooding, forecast, Rainfall

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StormTrak9 Meteorologist with WAOW-TV in Wausau, WI. Also the owner of Great Lakes Weather Service, LLC.

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