With temperatures easing into the 40s and a forecast of rain starting Tuesday night, Kewaunee County officials announced that snowmobile trails around the county would be closing as of 6 a.m. Wednesday, March 13.

The Promotion and Recreation Department announced:

Kewaunee County Promotions & Recreation Department reports the closing of all four (4) snowmobile sections in Kewaunee County effective at 6:00 A.M. Wednesday, March 13th 2019.

Snowmobilers should be aware they can be cited for riding trails when they are closed. Hundreds of gracious landowners are responsible for the County’s state-funded and club trails. Please respect their property and their privacy.

Please check our 24-hour information line before heading out if you have any doubts about current trail status and conditions – (920) 388-7199.

“As we had a good run of some pretty AWESOME trails this season, I am sorry to announce the Kewaunee Moonriders Trails will close Wednesday morning 3/13/19 @6 am,” the club announced earlier in the day Tuesday.

The National Weather Service (NWS) announced a flood watch from 7 a.m. Wednesday to 7 a.m. Friday for more of Northeast Wisconsin including Kewaunee County, with many areas expecting more than an inch of rain and seasonably mild temperatures.

“Light to moderate rainfall rates, coupled with temperatures in the 40s and 50s and snow melt with little to no storage capacity due to the frozen ground, will increase the threat for flooding particularly on Wednesday afternoon into Thursday,” the flood watch announcement said.

Homeowners should check their sump pumps to guard against basement flooding and prepare for possible ice dam backups on roofs, where rain-soaked snow on roofs could cause them to collapse, especially on barns and outbuildings, the NWS warned.