Excessive heat followed by severe storms Wednesday

A line of storms was expected to bring strong wind gusts, heavy rain, large hail and possibly tornadoes to southeast Wisconsin on Wednesday, Aug. 11. This, a day after severe storms caused widespread damage across southeast Wisconsin and knocked out power for more than 100,000 We Energies customers.

Wednesday's storms prompted severe thunderstorm warnings for Kenosha, Milwaukee, Racine, Walworth and Waukesha counties. A tornado watch was issued earlier Wednesday for Dodge and Fond du Lac counties. It was canceled around 6:30 p.m.

Additionally, the National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory until 7 p.m. for southeast Wisconsin. That was allowed to expire Wednesday evening as scheduled.

Meanwhile, FOX6Now.com offers a variety of extremely useful weather tools to help you navigate the stormy season. They including the following:

FOX6 Storm Center app

FOX6 News app


We have a host of maps and radars on the FOX6 Weather page that are updating regularly — to provide you the most accurate assessment of the weather. From a county-by-county view to the Midwest regional radar and a national view — it’s all there. All of these images are at the ready — just one click away.


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.



Lastly, FOX6 and Chief Meteorologist Rob Haswell are looking for some smart, fun, outgoing, and weather-loving kids to help with the weather forecasts Friday mornings on WakeUp News. If you have a 6 to 12-year-old child who is into weather and wants to show his or her stuff, then we want to hear from you! CLICK HERE to learn more.