Evening Update. Severe thunderstorm watch getting trimmed back
Update 5:10 pm
Severe storms with rotation have blasted across the area late this afternoon. Here's a few of the preliminary wind reports of 60 to 70mph.Most of the rotation and wind damage has been concentrated across Racine and especially Kenosha County. Areas that reported tree and wind damage include Camp Lake, Union Grove, Powers Lake, even back to Elkhorn and Lake Geneva in Walworth county. The good news is that although the watch is out until 7pm, the severe storms are winding down. The last two Severe Thunderstorm Warning in Kenosha and Racine counties are set to expire at 5:30pm.
As a side, do not approach downed power lines and or flooded roads. We have plenty of power outages reported with wires down and some flooded roadways. Please avoid this areas.
The watch is being trimmed back. The good news is the severe weather threat should be done by 6 pm. Unfortunately we are getting more damage reports into the newsroom. Possible tornado and wind damage from the storms.
Check back for the latest throughout the evening.
We continue to watch a complex of storms move further east into southeastern Wisconsin. The way it looks right now, we are expecting the majority of these storms to be along and south of 94.
The greatest chance for warnings this afternoon will be across Walworth, Racine, and Kenosha counties. Thankfully these storms won't be lasting all night. The severe threat will be done by 7 pm.
Strong to severe storms are rolling across southwestern Wisconsin this afternoon. These storms are capable of 70 mph damaging winds gusts. We expect these storms to roll across our area between 2 pm and 6 pm.
An isolated tornado is also possible, but the main threat will be damaging winds and very heavy rainfall. A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for the entire area.
Update: August 10th 11:30AM
A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for counties along and south of I-94, until 7pm this evening.
We are sitting in an incredibly humid air mass today. Temperatures are tolerable in the 70s, but so are the dew point numbers.And that means we are almost completely saturated and you'll notice that in the air as you step outdoors today. The humidity combined with an approaching cold front is set to trigger a bowing line of strong to severe storms from about 2pm in our western spots, to 5pm clearing the lakefront. Damaging winds will be the main threat and could blow at 75 mph. For the first time this year the Storm Prediction Center has placed part of the area in a very probable or what they label as "moderate" risk for severe storms. Much of the rest of the area still sits with a decent chance in the enhanced risk. While this set up should lend itself to a fast moving system that won't last long, please be prepared to head indoors as storms approach with the high winds expected. Stay up to date with the storms on air and online as we continue to monitor changing conditions.
- Meteorologist Rebecca Schuld
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58)--Put up with the showers and storms for one more day. Then we enjoy the benefits of a cooler, drier airmass for much of this week. Some of the thunderstorms could be on the stronger side into the afternoon and early evening. Just like Sunday, heavy rain, gusty winds, and hail are all possible. The Storm Prediction Center has placed us under a slight risk for severe weather. Of course the CBS 58 Ready Weather team is on top of what's happening throughout the day.
The weather for the rest of the week looks pretty good with highs mainly in the low 80s. Of course the storm chance increases into next weekend.
We received so many great storm photos from Sunday evening's event. If you have pictures, please email hem to firstname.lastname@example.org or download the free CBS 58 weather app and send them this way.