Record-breaking rainfall soaks southeast Wisconsin

The heavy rain overnight brought record-breaking levels of rainfall in southeast Wisconsin. 

With 4.78" of rainfall as of 1 a.m. Monday, Milwaukee has set a daily rainfall record for Sept. 11 – beating the old record of 2.96" set in 2000. Racine County got between 6-8" inches of rain overnight. 

A flood warning is in effect until 9 a.m. for parts of Milwaukee, Waukesha and Racine counties.  A flood watch is in effect for most of SE Wisconsin until 1 p.m. Racine County got between six and eight inches of rain overnight. 

The rain will taper off later today and tonight with area storm totals in the 3-9" range with some areas above that. Our next chance for rain will arrive on Saturday.

Do not drive into flooded roads. Turn around, don't drown.

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The National Weather Service reminds people that six inches of fast moving water can knock over an adult – and just 12 inches of fast moving water can carry away most cars. While two feet of water can carry most SUVs and trucks.