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Warm Wis. temps will give way to another storm

  • Associated Press
  • February 19, 2014 - 9:10 AM

SULLIVAN, Wis. — Wisconsin is getting a brief reprieve from cold temperatures, but it won't last long.

The National Weather Service says temperatures across the state Wednesday will be in the mid-30s near 40. Meteorologist Denny VanCleve says those temperatures are above normal.

But a storm developing overnight in the Midwest will change things. VanCleve says computer models suggest a range of possibilities that include much of Wisconsin being hit by sleet, freezing rain and up to a foot of snow starting after midnight.

VanCleve notes that the ground is still frozen, and most of the state has 1 to 2 feet of snow on the ground. So it's possible that rainfall could run off rather than get soaked up, leading to the chance of flooding.

Wisconsin Emergency Management says it's monitoring the situation.

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