Soggy weather stays, no long break in rain

A front stalled through northern Illinois will continue to help funnel rain showers into southern Wisconsin.

A few showers are expected Monday evening and overnight into Tuesday, though they will be light and will not bring much accumulation. Tuesday will likely bring a brief break in the rain with partly sunny skies.

The break ends by Tuesday night, as the chance of showers starts to develop again. Scattered showers are expected for much of Wednesday.

Rain will start on the western edge of the state by midmorning and will gradually move to cover all of southern Wisconsin. Rainfall totals could add up to an inch around Madison by the end of Wednesday. La Crosse to Prairie du Chien will tally the highest accumulations as that area will have the longest duration of rain Wednesday. Scattered showers will continue into Thursday. Accumulation totals around Madison may near 2 inches, while the western edge of Wisconsin may see well over 3 inches.

Skies will gradually become partly sunny Friday. The break in the rain and sunshine will allow for some much needed drying.

This rain is on top of already saturated soil. Madison is 1.58 inches of rain over normal for the river. Some creeks and rivers may need to be monitored by the end of the week for minor flooding concerns.

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