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Flood warnings continue as heavy storms move into Wisconsin

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MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - Flood warnings continue on parts of five rivers in Wisconsin – and with heavy rain and snow in the forecast, officials are keeping a close eye out for other flooding as well.

The National Weather Service says the heaviest rains are expected tonight throughout the Badger State – and it could freeze in the northwest.

Wisconsin Emergency Management says 1-4 inches of rain are possible. On top of that, northwest Wisconsin expects to get 6 inches of new snow from Thursday afternoon into Friday morning.

A winter storm watch is in effect for that period in Polk, Barron, Rusk, Saint Croix, Pierce, and Dunn counties.

The flooding warnings continue on the Rock River at five locations in Rock and Jefferson counties – the Fox River in Kenosha, Winnebago, Green Lake, and Waushara counties – the Black River in Jackson County – the Crawfish River in Jefferson County – and the Trempealeau River in Trempealeau County.

Tod Pritchard of Wisconsin Emergency Management says over a half-million sand bags are in place in various parts of the state, ready to protect flood-prone areas where necessary.

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