Residents along the Big Rib River should prepare for potential flooding Wednesday, as rain continues to fall throughout central Wisconsin.

A flood warning has been issued for the Big Rib River at Rib Falls, according to the National Weather Service.

Flood stage is considered 10 feet, according to the NWS. At 8:15 a.m. Wednesday the stage was 9.6 feet, just inches below.

Flooding is expected to impact mainly lowland areas downstream of Rib Falls toward Marathon City. Conditions could change rapidly throughout the day.