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Wet and stormy May continues

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Southern Wisconsin received a second serving of soaking rains Wednesday evening into Thursday morning, making recent wildfire concerns seem like a distant memory. While 'Round Two' was lighter on rain it packed a bigger punch for some, bringing hail and damaging winds to places like Janesville and Lake Mills.

Rainfall reports from Wednesday evening - Thursday morning:

  • New Glarus 1.16"
  • Steuben 1.01"
  • Dodgeville .99"
  • Stoughton .96"
  • Lake Mills .92"
  • Boscobel .91"
  • Prairie du Chien .90"
  • Portage .88"
  • Horicon .87"
  • Fort Atkinson .82"
  • Columbus .82"
  • Union Grove .80"
  • Clinton .72"
  • Lone Rock .70"
  • Beaver Dam .69"
  • Baraboo .66"
  • Madison .63"
  • Waterloo .63"
  • Mount Horeb .62"
  • Barneveld .60"
  • Watertown .58"
  • Lancaster .55"
  • Reedsburg .43"
  • Beloit .42"
  • Cuba City .41"
  • Brodhead .40" 
  • Darlington .38"
  • Platteville .27"

Generally 1.5 to 3.0" of rain has fallen since Tuesday from Dane County northward, while Rock, Green, Lafayette, and Southern Grant Counties have been drier, receiving less than an inch. All of Southern Wisconsin will be subject to more rain later this afternoon and night, as low pressure and a warm front bring numerous showers and thunderstorms to the region yet again. Localized flooding is a concern, as an additional 1-2" of rain is anticipated by daybreak on Friday.

A few storms could also become strong to severe. Large hail and damaging winds will be the main threats with the strongest cells. If severe weather is to occur, it would be from 5 pm to midnight.

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