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Flooding follows weekend rain
Times photo: Brian Gray The Sugar River near Brodhead is above flood stage and is expected to remain high until Tuesday following heavy rains Thursday evening through Saturday morning. The Pecatonica River near Martintown is also expected to rise above flood stage today.
MONROE - The Sugar River near Brodhead is above flood stage following heavy rain from Thursday evening to Saturday morning, but the good news is that the forecast for the next two days doesn't include rain.

About 4 inches of rain fell in the Monroe area, and areas around Monroe received more rain.

According to the National Weather Service (NWS), the Sugar River was at about 5.5 feet by 9 a.m. Sunday. Flood stage for the river is 5 feet. The river is expected to rise another 2 inches before Tuesday morning when it is expected to fall below flood stage.

Fields near the river are flooded.

Downstream, flooding was expected on roads in Avon township in Rock County.

The Pecatonica River near Martintown was about 2 inches below the 13.5-feet flood stage Sunday morning, but it was expected to rise over the next 24 hours to 14.6 feet.

Flooding was expected to affect the Martintown Road and West River Road areas. West Indies Road and County MM could also be impacted by the flooding. Flooding was also expected upstream in the Browntown area.

According to the NWS Sunday, no more rain is expected until Tuesday night, when there is a 20 percent chance of showers. On Wednesday, there's a 30 percent chance of rain throughout the day.