- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 25, 2015

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Forecasters say a snowstorm that hammered south-central Wisconsin over the weekend might cause flooding over the Thanksgiving holiday.

The National Weather Service says a combination of heavy rain and melting snow in the area could cause rivers to rapidly rise Thursday night into Friday to above flood stage. Rivers most susceptible to rapid rises, forecasters say, include the Pecatonica (pehk-uh-TAHN’-ih-kuh) and Fox rivers.

The Wisconsin State Journal (https://bit.ly/1liiWIX ) reports temperatures are expected to continue to rise ahead of an approaching cold front, causing snow to melt more rapidly. About 1 to 1.6 inches of rain could fall Wednesday night through Thursday night.

According to the National Weather Service, minor street flooding is also possible, especially in places where drains are clogged by leaves and packed snow.

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Information from: Wisconsin State Journal, https://www.madison.com/wsj


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