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BOSCOBEL, WI (WTAQ) - A flood warning is in effect until 1:30 p.m. Monday for parts of southwest Wisconsin that got torrential rains during the weekend.

The National Weather Service issued the warning for Vernon, Crawford, Richland, and northern Grant counties.

No injuries have been reported – but local authorities report mudslides, road closings, and rivers over their banks. Water levels were starting to recede Sunday, but forecasters expect more rain for the southwest region later Monday, and possibly through Wednesday.

The Weather Service says the area got 3 to 9 inches of rain during the weekend.

Counting Friday night, TV reports said Boscobel in Grant County got up to 8 inches of rain early Saturday, and another 5 to 6 inches later in the day.

Wisconsin Power and Light only reports one outage in southwest Wisconsin Monday morning, that being in Grant County.

The Kickapoo River is over its banks in four locations in southwest Wisconsin, by more than two feet at Gays Mills. Moderate flooding is reported there, as well as at Stueben in Crawford County.

Only minor floods were expected along two over waters over their banks – the Pecatonica River at Blanchardville, and Spring Creek near Lodi.

The Weather Service also has flood warnings out on the Mississippi River near Prairie du Chien and the Fox River in Kenosha County – both of which were at or below their flood stages at last word. 

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