UNDATED (WSAU-Wheeler News) Parts of eight rivers in Wisconsin remain under flood warnings, after heavy rains and thunderstorms pounded the southern half of the state this weekend. The Wisconsin River at Portage and the Chippewa River at Durand are both expected to stay above their banks until Thursday. Minor flooding has been reported. The Fox River in Kenosha County will rise above its flood stage by early afternoon. Parts of the Kickapoo, Milwaukee, Sheboygan, and Root rivers are all projected to go above their banks today and tonight with minor-to-moderate floods possible. The Mississippi River also has flood warnings in a couple spots. It was one to three-and-a-half feet below its banks overnight at Wabasha and Prairie du Chien.
Flash flood watches were in effect throughout southern Wisconsin, where another inch or two was possible on top of 2-to-4 inches of rain from earlier in the weekend. The Weather Service also issued an urban-and-small-stream flood advisory overnight for Winnebago and Calumet counties. Oshkosh had one-and-a-quarter inches from late yesterday through 11 p-m. Nearby Chilton had almost four-and-a-quarter inches of rain for both Saturday and Sunday. Southwest Wisconsin had several mudslides in Richland and Crawford counties last night. Madison and Milwaukee both set 138-year-old rainfall records for yesterday -- Madison with two-point-six inches, and Milwaukee with around an inch-and-a-half.
Meanwhile, the problem in northern Wisconsin is snow. Rhinelander had almost four-inches as of three o'clock this morning. A region bounded by Park Falls, Wausau, Marinette, and the Upper Michigan border is under winter weather advisories until later today, with 2-to-5 inches of snow predicted.