Heavy rain is expected in several southern Wisconsin counties — including Racine County — through Thursday, June 11, according to the National Weather Service.

Rain totals ranging from one inch to two and a half inches are expected, but the higher amounts are expected in central Wisconsin. Still, flooding is possible.

“The storm motion will be fairly quick from southwest to northeast,” according to the NWS weather statement. “But any storms tracking repeatedly over a particular area are at risk for excessive rainfall and flooding potential.”

Motorists are reminded not to attempt to drive through flooded areas. There is also a “moderate swim risk” that was issued for June 11 and people are also being asked to stay away from piers and break walls.

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