Winter won't let go
River Falls, along with most of the western Wisconsin and Twin Cities area, dealt with heavy snow April 10-11 mixing with rain, sleet and ice over a 24-hour period. The wintry mix prompted plows, snow shovels and slide-in accidents to appear throughout the region.
The National Weather Service forecasts a 100% chance of precipitation throughout Thursday in a mix of rain, snow and sleet, with a high near 34 degrees. The total daytime accumulation expected is 1-3 inches.
A 90% chance of the same mix is expected for Thursday night, and a 70% chance of snow is predicted for Friday, again with a 1-3 inch accumulation possible. The snow, sleet and rain should stop by 1 a.m. Saturday, followed by a partly sunny day and a high near 40 degrees.
Emergency Center warns of flooding
The Wisconsin Emergency Operations Center also released a report midday April 10 listing all the rivers in Wisconsin now under a flood warning:
- Yellow River in Wood County
- Baraboo River in Sauk County
- Rock River in Jefferson and Rock Counties
- Fox River in Racine and Kenosha Counties
- Pecatonica River in LaFayette County
- Milwaukee River in Ozaukee County
- Root River in Milwaukee and Racine Counties
- Sheboygan River in Sheboygan County
- Sugar River in Rock and Green Counties
- Crawfish River in Jefferson County
- Black River in Jackson, Trempealeau and LaCrosse Counties
- Kickapoo River in Crawford and Vernon Counties
- Trempealeau River at Dodge
- Manitowoc River in Manitowoc County
- Chippewa River in Buffalo and Pepin Counties
- Eau Claire River in Eau Claire County