Rising Temperatures Could Create More Potential Flooding in Coulee Region


With some communities seeing record-setting spring flooding, officials at the National Weather Service say flooding events in the region are just getting started.

While local emergency management operations continue to assess the damage already done, those at the NWS are keeping a close eye on the Mississippi River.

With temperatures expected to rise, meteorologists say the Coulee Region could see flooding again in a few days.

“Current projections are that we’ll see minor flooding develop in the La Crosse area closer to the end of this week, Thursday into Friday,” said NWS Meteorologist John Wetenkamp.  “And then from there we should see river levels steadily increase with time from there, as the snowmelt continues to commence north of the La Crosse area.” 

Meteorologists say it’s important to watch the forecasts carefully during the next couple of weeks.

And officials recommend moving items if they’re in areas that could experience flooding.

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