Threat for severe weather over: Tornado possibly dropped in Lake Geneva area

MILWAUKEE -- The National Weather Service (NWS) says the threat for severe weather is over in southeast Wisconsin. That declaration came only after a tornado warning was issued for Waukesha County around 9 p.m. on Tuesday, August 18th. That warning was allowed to expire at 10 p.m.

Late Tuesday, the NWS indicated a storm earlier in the evening possibly dropped a tornado around Lake Geneva. The NWS will be sending a survey team to that part of Walworth County on Wednesday morning.

Meanwhile, FOX6 News made multiple calls to officials in the Waukesha County area late Tuesday. The Waukesha County Sheriff's Department reports no issues or power problems. We heard the same from Mukwonago police and officials in the Town of Vernon.

As of 10:30 p.m., the We Energies Outage Map reports about 1,300 people without power in southeast Wisconsin. Most of those are concentrated on the southwest side of Milwaukee County.

A tornado WATCH had been issued for Dodge, Jefferson and Walworth Counties until 10 p.m. on Tuesday. That watch was also allowed to expire by the NWS.

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



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