An influx of melting snow and a forecast of rainfall led National Weather Service forecasters to issue a flood watch for Jefferson, Lewis and Oswego counties from late tonight through Wednesday evening.
National Weather Service forecasters said Tuesday morning that up to two inches of rain has already fallen.
While rains are expected to be heavy at times, this weather isn't expected to bring heavy rain, lessening the risk of toppled trees, downed utility lines, and power outages.
A winter weather advisory and flood watch have been issued for Dane County as a heavy mix of precipitation is expected to hit Wisconsin early this week.
The river stage at 5:00 a.m. Tuesday morning was 5.1 feet and rising.
Branch County is under a Flood Watch until Wednesday afternoon. Rainfall totals could range from just under an inch to 2.5 inches across East Central Illinois.
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Tuesday's highs were set to reach the upper 60s and low 70s in the state's north. So huge run-offs are anticipated which, in combination with ice jams, which may develop on area rivers, increases the flood threat.
If you live in an area that is prone to flooding, you should be taking protective action now to keep you and your family safe.
"Locally, some could see higher amounts - enough to cause flooding, particularly in low-lying areas", Bishop said.
Unseasonably mild air will accompany the rain and record warmth is possible Tuesday.
"There will be a lull Thursday before it [the rain] ramps back up Friday and Saturday, and then dry out on Sunday", he said.
Around here, rivers and streams could be seeing some flooding as rains continue to fall.