Flood warning, record daily rainfall in Milwaukee

Moderate to heavy rain is forecast to continue through Monday, Sept. 12. Parts of the area have already seen over 7" as of Sunday night, Sept. 11. A flood warning was issued for Kenosha, Milwaukee, Racine, Walworth and Waukesha counties until 1:30 a.m. Monday.

As of about 9 p.m. Sunday, Milwaukee Mitchell Int'l. reported over 3" of rain, a record daily amount of rainfall. This much rain has never been recorded on Sept. 11 in Milwaukee history.

RAIN TOTALS from the National Weather Service

FOX6 Meteorologist Tom Wachs says an additional 1-3" is possible overnight, which could put some spots in the 8-10" range. The rain should start to let up after 4-5 a.m., but the FOX6 Weather Experts say we should still expect standing water on the roads during the morning commute. 

A flood watch is in effect for most of southeastern Wisconsin until 1 p.m. Monday, including the following counties: Dodge County, Jefferson County, Kenosha County, Milwaukee County, Ozaukee County, Racine County, Walworth County, Washington County, Waukesha County.

A slow-moving area of low pressure is meandering around us, keeping rain spiraling in from various directions through Monday night. 

The steady rain is forecast to become more scattered on Monday. 

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Check storm drains for debris, check your sump pumps and basements and if you encounter water-covered roads, turn around and find an alternate route.