MILWAUKEE - A severe thunderstorm warning was issued for parts of a few southeastern Wisconsin counties throughout the afternoon and early on Friday, Aug. 6. The most recent alert was issued for parts of Walworth County until 8:45 p.m.
According to the National Weather Service, parts of Fond du Lac, Dodge, Jefferson, Sheboygan and Walworth counties could be impacted by the storms as they roll across the area.
During the warning, stay away from windows, electrical equipment and plumbing. Bring pets and lightweight furniture inside. Quarter-sized hail and damage to vehicles are expected.
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
MAPS AND RADAR
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.
SCHOOL AND BUSINESS CLOSINGS
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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FOX6 FUTURE FORECASTER
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.