The National Weather Service has issued a FLOOD WATCH for the WDOR listening area from 7 PM Wednesday (4/17/13) through Friday morning (4/19/13). Door, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Brown and Oconto Counties are all included in the watch. A strong spring storm system developng over the plains will track to southeast Wisconsin by tomorrow afternoon. Abundant moisture from the Gulf of Mexico will be drawn into the region by the storm, setting the stage for heavy rainfall.
A FLOOD WATCH is in effect for the WDOR listening area from 7 PM Wednesday (4/17/13) through Friday morning (4/18/13).
* Rainfalls totals the next couple of days are expected to range between one and one-half and two and one-half inches at most locations.
* The rainfall should result in flooding of low-lying areas and small streams..
* The water will take a little longer to reach larger streams and rivers, so the threat of flooding along rivers will persist into the weekend.
Precautionary / preparedness actions:
A FLOOD WATCH means there is the potential for flooding based on current forecasts. Monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible flood warnings. Those living in flood prone areas should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.