SE Wisconsin severe thunderstorm watch for 4 counties

The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Dodge, Jefferson, Walworth and Waukesha counties until 9 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 7.

During that time, storm and wind damage is possible.

The National Weather Service had issued a severe thunderstorm warning for east-central Jefferson County and western Waukesha County earlier in the day, which expired around 2 p.m.

An employee at the NWS clocked a wind gust of 60 mph in Watertown with that storm. There were also reports of large trees down along West Street in Watertown with pea-size hail.

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When the weather gets a little dicey, schools and businesses may shut down. CLICK HERE to monitor the latest list of closings, cancellations, and delays reported in southeast Wisconsin.



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