The first true round of severe weather hit southeast Wisconsin Friday afternoon. A bow echo blasted through Walworth, Racine, Kenosha, and parts of Waukesha and Milwaukee counties. The result was lots of downed trees, loss of power, and some minor street flooding. Here are a few storms reports:
- Milwaukee Mitchell Airport 66 mph wind gust (measured)
- Lake Geneva 63 mph wind gust (mesonet)
- Kenosha 60 mph wind gust (estimated)
Storm related viewer photos have been pouring into the U-Local section of WISN.com Just click on the link below to view the gallery.
Here are a few of around 200 pictures that have been posted already!
The first picture is of a trampoline that really had some bounce from Bryan Kubel in Muskego. The wind threw the trampoline into the neighbors tree! Click on any of the photos to enlarge.
The next photo is of a roof peeled off a barn. Not sure where this was, but we did get a report of a roof off a structure in Kenosha.
The leading edge of the storm produced a great looking shelf cloud. Often times people confuse the lowerings on the shelf cloud as funnels or possible tornadoes. This is not the part of a thunderstorm where a tornado is likely to occur.
This great picture is courtesy of Mark Michels of Cudahy.
Again, these are just a few of the awesome pictures we received. Look for more on our WISN 12 newscasts! A huge thank you to everyone who sent in pictures and storm reports Friday afternoon on U-Local, Facebook – WeatherWatch12, Twitter – WISN12News, and also on our LIVE Streaming chat that we had open during the worst of the weather!
Any leftover showers and thunderstorms will move out of the area leaving a great start to the weekend! A west breeze should push highs into the 80s on Saturday with some sunshine. Cloudier, cooler, and possible some showers return for Sunday. The early part of the coming week looks wet!
For the updated weekend forecast, make sure to watch WISN 12 News.