Weather Forecast


Winter won't let go

This snow-clearing scene was repeated throughout River Falls the morning of Thursday, April 11. <i>Debbie Griffin photos</i>

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