MILWAUKEE - A severe weather system raced through southeast Wisconsin late Wednesday, July 28 and well into the early morning on Thursday, July 29 – leaving behind a path of destruction.
The storms triggered a tornado warning in the far northwest part of the FOX6 viewing area around 11:45 p.m. Thursday – and then those warnings moved southeast, lasting until roughly 2:15 a.m.
Downed tree in Oconomowoc area
The storms downed power lines – which caused outages for thousands of Alliant Energy and We Energies customers. Monitor the latest power outages with the We Energies Outage Map.
Strong winds from this storm system toppled massive trees throughout the region. There are reports of damage like that seen below through southeast Wisconsin.
Downed tree in Fond du Lac area
The storms also brought with them intense lightning which was captured on camera by multiple FOX6 News viewers. The lightning could even be spotted clearly from one viewer's Ring doorbell camera.
The National Weather Service is expected to have teams out on Thursday to survey the damage caused by this storm. Monitor FOX6 News throughout the day for updates on what those teams have learned.
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.
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FOX6 FUTURE FORECASTER
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