Showers and storms weakening. Flood advisory.
5:30 PM Update:
An aerial flood advisory has been issued until 8:15 for the counties in green. Locally heavy rain has fallen in a short amount of time creating ponding and some flooding.
Thankfully the heavy rainfall is weakening and should be out of the area within the hour. Light to moderate rain will fall apart and end after 9 pm.
Scattered showers and storms have merged over the Madison area this afternoon providing torrential rains.The high humidity and slow moving nature of the storms is causing some flooding with rainfall rates at 1-2" per hour. Storms then continued to turn east spreading into Jefferson County going under warning. The storms have been highly electric with frequent lightning. We've also had data suggest gusty winds to 60mph possible with the strongest storms as well as some hail reports. Additionally, these storms slowing marching through our western counties are about to catch up with a lake breeze bounday. Stay weather aware today as any storms that form could quickly turn severe through this evening. High rainfall rates and gusty wind will continue to be the primary concern. We're also hearing of more flooding reports. Be prepared to head indoors as storms work your way and do not attempt to drive over flooded roadways. The storm threat should diminish by late evening.
I'm meteorologist Rebecca Schuld