Flash flood warning issued for Hampden County, southern Hampshire County

Laura Christensen
July 14, 2017

Thunderstorms are again in the forecast, and the National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch.

Areas expected to experience flooding include Batavia, along with the Thruway between exits 53 and 46, and Route 390 between exits 8 and 12. Areas of the state hit hard today could be most susceptible to flooding as rain comes through tonight and Friday. Another wave to the west of Chicago likely will hold together into the early afternoon with more scattered showers and storms.

If you live in one of these areas, monitor conditions and be ready to seek higher ground if warnings are issued. Storms associated with it could produce excessive rainfall.

Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.

Flash flooding has already occurred.

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Up to an inch of rain may fall in an hour across Madison, with higher rates toward Verona and Fitchburg, the National Weather Service said.

There is also a flash flood watch for much of the area which extends into Friday afternoon.

Forecasters cautioned that the impending storms could bring 60-mph wind gusts, small hail, and even isolated tornadoes. Drivers can not always determine the depth of water or if roadbeds are washed out.

According to Iowa County authorities, the tornado touched down about a mile north of Williamsburg a little before 6 p.m. Tuesday, moving northeast towards Conroy.

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