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National Weather Service Encourages Having Plan in Place Ahead of Tonight’s Storms

National Weather Service

The latest update from the National Weather Service still shows severe thunderstorms to start moving into our region around 6:00 p.m. Wednesday.

The main time period appears to be 6 PM to midnight with the storm starting in the northwest and heading southeast.

Credit National Weather Service

Portions of north-central & east-central Wisconsin have been upgraded to a moderate risk.

The latest modeling from the National Weather Service shows Price, Oneida, Lincoln, and Langlade Counties in the moderate risk category for severe weather.

That’s the second highest severe storm threat.

A step below that, Iron, Gogebic, Vilas, and Forest counties are in the enhanced risk category.

These storms will be capable of producing damaging winds up to 85 miles per hour, large hail, and isolated tornadoes.

Torrential rainfall will lead to an increased risk of flooding, especially in urban areas.

For perspective, the National Weather Service says the last time the area was in a Moderate Risk for severe storms was July 19, 2019, when a macroburst caused straight-line wind damage across northeast WI.

If you recall, that storm was the Derecho that caused widespread damage in Langlade and Oconto counties.

Katie Thoresen is WXPR's News Director/Vice President.
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