Weather service says EF-0 tornado likely hit Lake Geneva


Ethan Schultz

A tree fell on a car in Platteville.

LAKE GENEVA (WKOW) -- Preliminary information from a National Weather Service storm survey crew found damage consistent with a high end EF-0 tornado occurred in Lake Geneva yesterday.

Winds upwards of 80 mph produced tree damage with multiple large limbs and tree trunks knocked down or snapped.

Strong storms with damaging winds and heavy rain left thousands without power in southeastern Wisconsin and caused localized flooding.

A line of storms moved into the region Monday afternoon and knocked out power for about 28,000 We Energies customers.

The National Weather Service issued a flood advisory for southern Milwaukee County as well as southern Waukesha, Racine, Kenosha, Walworth, southeastern Jefferson and eastern Rock counties as torrential rain pounded the area.

The strong winds toppled trees, ripped off roofs and tore down fences as the storm hit.

A tornado warning was issued for Kenosha and Walworth counties shortly before 4 p.m., which expired in less than an hour.

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