5:45PM UPDATE: Tornado watch issued for part of southeast Wisconsin
UPDATE: A tornado watch has been issued for part of southeast Wisconsin until 10 PM. Scattered thunderstorms continue to roll through the area with heavy rain likely. High wind and large hail remain the big threats, but isolated tornadoes are possible.
After a quiet and cloudy afternoon with light rain showers, conditions are becoming more active this evening. Numerous showers and storms are building. You can anticipate bouts of heavy rain and thunder and lightning. Most of the storms have been moving eastward at about 40 miles per hour. This means we'll continue to experience downpours, followed by dry periods in between storms. Please keep a close eye on storms if you are outdoors this evening and at Summerfest as severe storms could spawn tornadoes. As of 5:45 there have been NO severe storms in our area, but again, conditions remain active. Download the CBS58 App to stay ahead of the storms. We'll keep you updated as needed this evening on your storm threat.
The potential is there for strong to severe thunderstorms later this evening. Lingering showers will likely continue through 3 pm. There will be a break in the action later this afternoon with possibly a little sunshine poking through the clouds. The morning rain is rally keeping a lid on the severe weather threat right now.
The secondary line later this afternoon and evening could turn strong to severe. Timing for this last push of storms will be between 6pm-11pm. A few could last after midnight. With the risk of severe storms, the Storm Prediction Center has traced all of southeastern Wisconsin under a *slight* risk. The main threats with the storms will be damaging winds, large hail, and heavy rainfall. Rainfall totals could pushover 2” in some locations. Farther west into southwestern Wisconsin and Iowa, the SPC has an *enhanced* risk of severe weather, a level higher than *slight*. This area could see a few tornadoes.
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