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ALERT: Flash flood watch issued for western Wisconsin

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The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch in effect from Friday morning through Saturday afternoon.

The watch includes St. Croix, Pierce, Pepin, Dunn, Barron, Eau Claire and Rusk.

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Officials fear that additional heavy rainfall is expected to fall on already saturated soils from rains earlier this week that could potentially lead to localized flooding.

A flash flood watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation. Residents in these counties should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should flash flood warnings be issued.

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