High Wind Warning Issued, Semis May Tip Over (PHOTO GALLERY)
The National Weather Service has upgraded the wind advisory in southern counties to a High Wind Warning. This includes Milwaukee, Waukesha, Jefferson, Walworth, Racine and Kenosha Counties in southeast Wisconsin. A wind advisory remains in effect for Sheboygan, Fond du Lac, Ozaukee, Washington and Dodge Counties. This runs until 6:00 PM for the Warning and 8:00 PM for the Advisory.
Wind gusts are expected to peak this afternoon. The reports in so far include 60 mph gusts at the airport in Kenosha and Racine. Milwaukee had a peak gust of 63 mph. Even sustained winds are expected between 25-40 mph this afternoon with continued wind gusts up to 60 mph possible in the high wind warning area. Take a look at a few other spots afternoon wind gusts!
Morning reports relayed from Iowa out on I-35 say semis have tipped over. There have been two reports on I90 east bound in Rock County of two tipped semi's at 1:45 PM this afternoon. Additionally, sporadic power outages have been reported from tree limbs hitting power lines. These issues will still be a concern through early this evening.
Any light objects such as trash cans and yard decorations will likely blow over. You may want to consider checking your yard for these items.
With the high wind, temperatures in southeast Wisconsin are in the middle 50s which is near record warmth
The wind is expected to die down slightly this evening, but staying breezy overnight with wind gusts to 30 mph.