Flash Flood threat decreasing

Periods of moderate rain still likely but flooding minimal

A Flash Flood Watch is still in effect for Monroe, Juneau, Adams, Vernon, Crawford, Richland, and Allamakee Counties from 1 p.m. Thursday into part of Thursday night.

Originally, our StormTeam 8 Meteorologists called for anywhere from 1-4 inches of rain across the region, but he’s lowering that to .75 (far northern counties) to 2 inches.

However, there could still be spots that pick up 2-3 inches mainly south and east of La Crosse. The ground and most river basins should be able to take this much rain minimal if any flooding.

Our meteorologists have also canceled the StormTeam 8 Weather Alert. The Weather Alert is a way for our meteorologists to issue a “heads up” to possible severe weather conditions that threaten lives and/or property one to as many as three days in advance of the expected event.

In the summer, these events can be in the form of severe t-storms, tornadoes, flash flooding and extreme heat. In winter, it can also be used to highlight particularly dangerous winter travel conditions because of snow and wind, or extreme wind chill values.

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