In the wake of last weekend's storm, with another front bearing down over the next couple of days, local officials are bracing for the possibility of localized flooding in low-lying areas throughout and around Madison.
Meteorologists are forecasting periods of rain, sleet and snow and the possibility of thunderstorms today with high temperatures in the upper 30s, and an 80% chance of snow tonight and tomorrow bringing accumulations of one to three inches overnight and another one or two inches Friday. The Milwaukee/Sulivan office of the National Weather Service has blanketed neighboring counties (though not Dane County) with winter storm warnings and winter weather advisories centering to the north and west of Wisconsin Dells.
The Madison mayor's office reports that city streets crews are rushing to clear snow from stormwater inlets in an effort to forestall flooding that may result as rain falls and last weekend's 15-inch snowfall continues to melt. Some 30 city trucks are out sanding and salting Madison streets rendered slick by this morning's wintry precipitation mix, according to the bulletin, and drivers are advised to exercise caution while navigating roads throughout the region for as long as slippery conditions may persist.
Madison residents can report flooding to City Engineering by phoning 266-4430 or by filing a report online.