July 29, 2021 noon
(WGTD/AP)---Anyone hoping for a good drenching from the line of storms that moved through overnight was disappointed.
The automated rain gauge at the Kenosha Regional Airport recorded just two-tenths of an inch. The city’s sewage treatment plant at the lakefront noted about three-tenths. In Racine, Batten airport got just under a half-inch. The airport in Burlington picked up about two-tenths.
As of mid-day, hundreds of people were without power. 24-hundred City of Kenosha residents were still waiting. Racine County outages numbered about 500.
The thunderstorms caused widespread damage across Wisconsin, leaving thousands without power and triggering tornado warnings. The severe weather stretched from the Mississippi River to Lake Michigan and began Wednesday night in northwestern Wisconsin. By 2 a.m., the numerous tornado warnings around the state had expired.
The National Weather Service surveyed hard-hit areas in Waukesha and Jefferson counties in southeastern Wisconsin to determine if tornadoes or high winds brought down power lines, trees and caused structural damage.
A Small Craft Advisory goes into effect Thursday evening on Lake Michigan and continues into Friday morning with 3-5 ft. waves. Dangerous swimming conditions are also expected to be present in the Kenosha/Racine area.
The next chance for precipitation comes Saturday afternoon and evening, with a 30% chance for showers and storms.