Flood warning, watches in Racine County

Rainfall totals during the past week May 7-13 2018

Rainfall totals during the past week May 7-13 2018

Additional scattered thunderstorms were expected Monday afternoon into the evening across the entire county, according to an alert from the service. Heavy rain is expected to occur over a short period of time.

Rainfall totals over the past week May 7-13
Rainfall totals over the past week May 7-13

The National Weather Service issued a Flash Flood Warning for the county until late Tuesday night, which included a Flash Flood Emergency. Streams and creeks could leave their banks, flooding nearby properties.

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Meteorologist Ryan Leach said that the river will be at flood stage for weeks to come. Lowland and agricultural land throughout the county also experienced flooding.

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Showers and possibly a thunderstorm are expected after 2 p.m. Wednesday and again beginning Thursday afternoon.

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The river was at 10.53 feet as of 9 p.m. Monday, the watch states, and the flood stage is 11 feet. Portions of the paintball field downstream of the bridge begin to flood and athletic fields in Woodrow Wilson Park on Mount Vernon Road begin to flood due to water backing up in ditches. There are indications that storms may repeatedly move over the same areas, especially during the evening hours, they said.

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