The National Weather Service in Green Bay has issued a flood watch for Kewaunee County and other portions of central and northeast Wisconsin, effective from 6 p.m. Saturday (Dec. 28) through 6 p.m. Monday (Dec. 30).
The alert covers the counties of Brown, Calumet, Door, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Marathon, Marinette, Menominee, Oconto, Outagamie, Portage, Shawano, Waupaca, Waushara, Winnebago and Wood.
Many rivers and streams are already near their banks, and the expected heavy rain and melting snow may cause some of them to rise above flood stage.
Among the rivers most likely to flood are the Wolf, Oconto, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Peshtigo and East. Urban flooding on the east side of the city of Green Bay is also possible.
A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts. The weather service encourages people to monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.