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Former tropical storm Cristobal moves into southern WI

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MADISON (WKOW) - For only the fourth time on record, a tropical system is entering Wisconsin, bringing rain and gusty winds.

Heavy rain and flooding remain the biggest threats. Local storm reports in areas of Cristobol's path earlier Tuesday include heavy rain amounts and flooding.

Areas west of Dane county are under a flash flood watch from this afternoon through tonight as low-lying areas, creeks and streams may flood. The watch is in effect until 7 a.m. Wednesday.

2-4" of rain is possible in the watch area, with the rest of the area likely to get 1/2" to 1 1/2" of rain.

If you see standing water, don't enter into the flooded area as you don't know how deep it is.

Areas east of Dance county have been issued a Wind Advisory, including: Rock, Walworth, Jefferson and Dodge county. The advisory is in effect until midnight.

SW to SE winds 15-25 mph are expected, with gusts up to 50 mph.

This could bring few power outages and downed tree limbs.

Rain forecast through Wed

There is a slim chance for an isolated tornado or two in southern WI, closer to the IL border as the rain bands move in.

Rain chances will taper around midnight.

Katherine Noel

Katherine Noel

Forecaster, WKOW TV, Madison

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