GREEN BAY, Wis. (WHBL) - There’s a flood watch in effect until noon today for parts of north central Wisconsin, as heavy rains continue to pound the Upper Midwest. Neillsville had one-point-six inches yesterday. And more showers and isolated thunderstorms are in the statewide forecast through tonight. In Milwaukee, five-inches of rain this week caused more sewage problems. Overflows from combined sanitary-and-storm sewers have been going into Lake Michigan and several Milwaukee area rivers the past couple days. Sewerage district officials have no idea how big the overflows have been. They were expected to end last night. Meanwhile, the public works committee in Milwaukee has reviewed the findings of a task force that spent the last year studying the effects of extreme rains and floods. It found that climate change has increased the numbers of extreme weather events throughout the Upper Midwest – and if Milwaukee does not upgrade its sewers, basement backups will continue to be a problem. Over 90 backups were reported in Milwaukee homes on Monday and Tuesday.
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