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Flood warning continues for Madison

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Showers and thunderstorms continue to increase already swollen rivers and make travel around flooded areas difficult in southern Wisconsin.

Madison is bracing for flash flooding as Lake Monona reached a record level of 7.5 inches (19 centimeters) above the 100-year flood elevation.

At a news conference Monday afternoon, Madison Mayor Paul Soglin urged residents to check road closures and allow extra time Tuesday morning when heading back to work after the holiday weekend and back to school.

The National Weather Service has extended a flood warning for Madison until Thursday afternoon. The weather service says another 2 inches of rain could fall through Wednesday.

Authorities say there is major flooding along the Baraboo River near Baraboo, Reedsburg and Rock Springs. Moderate flooding on the Fox River was reported near Berlin.

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