LA CROSSE, Wis. (WTAQ) - The Mississippi and St. Croix rivers kept creeping toward their flood stages Tuesday. The Mississippi is over its banks as far south as Buffalo County in Wisconsin, but only minor flooding is expected all along the state’s western border. Forecasters expect the Mississippi to go over its banks at Winona Minnesota on Sunday. And there’s still a chance that La Crosse and points south might be spared of any flooding, although warnings remain posted. To the north, the Stillwater Lift Bridge was closed until further notice north of Hudson. The bridge goes over the St. Croix River, which was still about 16 inches below its flood stage as of Tuesday afternoon.
Meanwhile, far northern Wisconsin might see its first snow in awhile. The National Weather Service says a new low-pressure system might bring light snow to the north Wednesday night. Other parts of the state will remain dry, but cooler air is expected by Thursday night. Clear skies are predicted statewide for Wednesday, with highs in the 50’s in most places. Once the front moves in, it might not get out of the 30’s in the north Thursday or Friday.