[Flooding in Reedsburg, Wisconsin where evacuations are underway due to high waters levels. From WeatherNation affiliate WMTV in Madison]
Sunshine will return to most of Wisconsin today (Wednesday), but water levels remain high and roads closed from excessive rainfall this week. Passenger and freight trains have been stopped. Madison has recorded twice the average amount of rain for August.
— NWS Milwaukee (@NWSMKX) August 29, 2018
Nearly a foot of rain has been recorded in isolated areas of Wisconsin this week, especially east of La Crosse to Wisconsin Dells, and near Madison.
— NWS La Crosse (@NWSLaCrosse) August 29, 2018
[Tuesday rainfall estimates from NWS Milwaukee/Sullivan radar of more than 6″ of rain near arrows.]
Flood Warnings remain in effect from Madison to Wisconsin Dells and La Crosse. Many rivers and creeks are expected to climb above flood stage over the next few days.
Water over Highway 33 at the west entrance to Ontario, #Wisconsin today in the Kickapoo River valley. Water level appeared to have dropped at least a couple feet from the flash flooding earlier in the day. #wiwx pic.twitter.com/hVCjiVkr4K
— Andrew Krueger (@akpix) August 29, 2018
Portions of I-90/94 have been shut down due to flooding and water over the interstate. Several other road closures have been reported across the state due to high water. If you plan on traveling through the area, check ahead on road conditions.
UPDATE: Westbound I-90/94 has reopened to through traffic between Portage and Mauston.
Eastbound I-90/94 remains detoured at New Lisbon via WIS 80 to Necedah, WIS 21 to Coloma, and I-39 to Portage. Plan ahead with https://t.co/tEYNFnTTov for the latest list of road closures. pic.twitter.com/d35caxXMl1
— WisDOT SW Region (@WisDOTsouthwest) August 29, 2018
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels