Strong storms push across southeastern Wisconsin, triggering watches & warnings

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MILWAUKEE (WITI)  — Strong storms pushed across southeastern Wisconsin on Monday, May 12th — triggering watches and warnings throughout the morning, afternoon and evening.

As of 10:00 p.m. Monday — one watch and two warnings remained in effect.

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect for most of the FOX6 viewing area through 11:00 p.m.

A Flash Flood Warning is in effect for eastern Racine and eastern Kenosha counties until 11:45 p.m.

A Flash Flood Warning is in effect for Milwaukee, Waukesha and Jefferson counties until midnight.

A Tornado Warning was issued for Racine, Kenosha and Walworth counties around 4:45 p.m. That warning was downgraded to a Severe T-storm Warning around 5:15 p.m.

The Severe T-storm WARNING that replaced the Tornado Warning was in effect for Kenosha, Racine, Jefferson, Walworth, Waukesha counties — and expired at 6:00 p.m.

FOX6 Chief Meteorologist Vince Condella says high winds, hail and locally heavy rainfall are all possible Monday evening and Monday night.

With all of the rain we saw on Sunday and again on Monday — the threat for flash flooding is expected to increase.

On Monday evening, folks near Bohner’s Lake and Union Grove saw 1.75-2-inch hail as a strong storm that triggered the Tornado Warning pushed through.

One area hit hard by the storms on Monday is Bohners Lake -- where several trees were reported down -- but no injuries were reported.

Storms take down a tree in Bohners Lake

Storms take down a tree in Bohners Lake

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Your forecast is as follows:

Monday: Mostly cloudy, mild and muggy. High near 80°. Dewpoint rising to the low to mid 60s. Periods of showers and t-storms. There is a slight risk for severe weather with the mostly likely issues being large hail and strong straight line winds.  Wind: SE-SW 10-20 mph.

Monday Night: Thunderstorms likely. Locally heavy rainfall, gusty winds, and hail possible with some of the storms. Low: 63°. Dewpoint in the low 60s. Wind: SW 5-15 mph becoming W.

Tuesday: Mostly cloudy, breezy and cooler. A few scattered showers possible. High: 65°. Wind: W-NW 12-22 mph.

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