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Flood watch for the Mississippi River in Buffalo County

Mississippi River Flooding (Courtesy of WNMT.com)
Mississippi River Flooding (Courtesy of WNMT.com)

NELSON, WI (WTAQ) - Another flood watch has been posted on the Mississippi River in western Wisconsin.

The National Weather Service expects the big river to rise again, after 1 to 4 inches of rain upstream during the weekend -- plus another 1 to 4 inches predicted for this week.

The Mississippi was six-tenths of a foot below its flood stage Monday morning near Nelson in Buffalo County.

Forecasters expect the river to go over its banks by Friday morning, cresting at 12.1 feet by Friday night. Minor flooding is predicted.

The Weather Service expects thunderstorms to move into Wisconsin by Monday night, with occasional rain and storms all week. Some storms may be severe, but no such watches or warnings were posted as of late morning.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)