Flash flood warning issued in Milwaukee County until 7:45 p.m. Tuesday

As the rain and thunderstorms continue, most of Milwaukee County is under a flash flood warning until 7:45 p.m. Tuesday.

The National Weather Service sent the alert at about 4:45 p.m. A chance of rain exists until about 8:30 p.m.

According to NWS, a flash flood warning is issued when a flash flood is imminent or occurring. If you are in a flood prone area move immediately to high ground. A flash flood is a sudden violent flood that can take from minutes to hours to develop. It is even possible to experience a flash flood in areas not immediately receiving rain.

The NWS said people should not travel through flood waters as most flood deaths occur in vehicles.

A man tries to keep storm sewers open at 60th and Clarke in Milwaukee in June 2018. Heavy downpours flooded the intersection.
A man tries to keep storm sewers open at 60th and Clarke in Milwaukee in June 2018. Heavy downpours flooded the intersection.

This article originally appeared on Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Flash flood warning issued in Milwaukee County until 7:45 p.m. Tuesday