UNDATED (WHBL) - Another day of triple-digit heat in southern Wisconsin came to a loud end with severe thunderstorms. The National Weather Service said a barn blew down near Ellenboro in Grant County late last night. Trees and power lines fell in parts of Grant and Richland counties. A couple hours later, the storms hit southeast Wisconsin where winds gusted to 71-miles-an-hour in Fond du Lac. Reports indicate anywhere from 3 to 4 inches of rain fell in parts of Sheboygan, Fond du Lac and Washington counties. A fallen tree knocked down a utility pole in Fox Lake, and a trampoline bounced into the front door of a house near Oconomowoc. Nine-tenths of an inch of rain fell in just 25 minutes near Waukesha around 2:15. Parts of the Fox Valley and eastern Wisconsin had their own thunderstorms last evening. New London had almost two inches of rain. Manitowoc had 68-mile-an-hour winds, there was hail and downed power lines in parts of Waupaca, Outagamie, Calumet, and Manitowoc counties. The Wisconsin Public Service utility said over 12-hundred electric customers were still without electricity at 5:15 this morning in Manitowoc County. Wisconsin Power and Light had over two-thousand customers out in southwest and south central areas. Forecasters say more rain is possible today, especially in northwest Wisconsin. It’s supposed to be cooler as well, with highs in the 70’s-and-80’s. It was 102 in Boscobel yesterday afternoon, with a heat index of 110. And Madison tied a record high for the date with 98.
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