MADISON (WKOW) - The dry streak of weather ends as Tropical Disturbance Cristobal approaches southern Wisconsin Tuesday.
The remnants of Cristobal are expected to move through the region Tuesday afternoon or evening, bringing heavy downpours.
For areas west of Madison, 2" of rain or more is possible. 1.5" of rain or less is expected in Madison and to the south and east.
There is potential for localized flooding.
The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for the following counties: Juneau, Adams, Crawford, Richland and Grant. This will be in effect from Tuesday afternoon through Tuesday evening. There is potential for localized rainfall amounts in excess of 4".
Heavy rainfall could contribute to localized mud or rock slides. Another possibility is significant rises on larger rivers and streams.
Another threat is strong winds. Gusts anywhere from 30 to 40 mph are possible from late Tuesday afternoon into Wednesday night.
As for tornadoes, there is a slight possibility. Although, heavy rain and flooding are the main concerns.