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Flood Warning for Baraboo River, Flood watch for parts of southern Wisconsin through Friday morning

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MADISON (WKOW) -- The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the Baraboo River near Baraboo.

At 8 p.m. Thursday, the stage was 14.4 feet. Flood stage is at 16.0 feet. The river is forecast to rise above flood stage Thursday night and crest near 20.1 feet Tuesday morning.

The National Weather Service has also issued a flood watch through Friday morning, May 4, 2018, for Dane, Iowa, Columbia, Sauk, Marquette, Green Lake, Dodge, Crawford, Richland and Grant counties in the WKOW viewing area.

The watch goes in effect at 7 p.m. with another round of heavy rain moving into our region. Most of southern Wisconsin has received 1-3 inches of rain over the past 48 hours and with another 1-2 inches expected tonight, low-lying areas may experience flooding.

If you see water covering a road, you won't know how deep it is, especially at night, so find an alternate travel route. Small creeks and streams can also rise quickly during a downpour, so avoid these areas if they become impassable.

Meanwhile, the Mississippi River is under a flood warning as waters rise due to snow melt upstream and our local heavy rain.

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