Sunny skies Tuesday and Wednesday have brought some relief to the high river levels across Northeast Wisconsin. Recent heavy rain and melting snow however continue to create some flooding issues for major rivers this week.
Above shows the current flood stage levels for many of the major rivers across Northeast Wisconsin. Rivers continue to run high for the Menominee, Wolf, and Fox Rivers. The markers shaded in green indicate water levels below flood stage.
Flood Warnings are in effect for the Menominee, Peshtigo, Wolf, and Fox Rivers. These Flood Warnings are in effect until further notice and will expire once the water levels get to below flood stage.
Our focus then turns to the upcoming weekend as a storm system will begin to impact the area on Saturday. Currently, this storm system is forecast to pass near the Wisconsin/Illinois border putting much of the state on the cold side of this system. A mix of rain and snow will be possible at times beginning on Saturday. Depending on temperatures across the area we could have a period of snow which will mainly accumulate on grassy surfaces. If temperatures are warmer by a few degrees we will likely experience more rain with less snowfall accumulations.
This storm system is expected to exit the area by early Sunday morning. A small shift in the track of this system will play a large role in who receives more or less snow. This storm system is still several days away and changes in the finer details of the forecast are likely to happen.
If you have travel or outdoor plans early in the upcoming weekend stay tuned to Storm Team 5 for the latest updates.