March 13, 2019 06:52 AM
Rain and melting snow have triggered flood warnings in some Upper Midwestern states while blizzard conditions are the primary concern in other states.
Many rivers around Wisconsin are expected to reach flood stage over the next few days as several rounds of thunderstorms and showers melt away the snow.
The National Weather Service posted a flood warning in the Eau Claire area and into southeastern Minnesota around Red Wing. A flood watch was issued for portions of east central, south central and southeast Wisconsin beginning Wednesday through Friday.
A strong storm packing wind gusts of 60 mph and a foot of snow is moving into South Dakota where a blizzard warning was posted. A similar warning for northeast North Dakota and northwest and west central Minnesota was in effect Thursday through Friday.
Flood Warning, with street flooding, urban flooding in general, and small stream flooding is a concern tonight into Wednesday AM for portions of SE MN, and west-central WI. @KSTP pic.twitter.com/mq4R9w8EXi— Wren Clair (@WrenClair5) March 13, 2019
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Created: March 13, 2019 06:52 AM
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