Storms in the forecast -bike races delayed until rain passes

 

June 19, 2017 – West Bend, WI – The National Weather Service is forecasting heavy rain and thunderstorms until at least 3:30 p.m.

Accuweather.com radar posted a statement: At 205 PM CDT, radar indicated the leading edge of a broken line of
strong thunderstorms was located along a line extending from near Elkhart Lake to near Mequon, extending back to the Oakfield,  Mayville and Hartford areas. Movement was east at 20 mph.

Wind gusts of 30 to 40 mph and pea size hail are possible with these
storms.

Locations impacted include…
Northern Milwaukee, Sheboygan, Wauwatosa, Fond Du Lac, Brookfield,
Menomonee Falls, West Bend, Mequon, Hartford, Whitefish Bay, Brown
Deer, Grafton, Cedarburg, Port Washington, Sussex, Hartland,
Plymouth, Sheboygan Falls, Jackson and Fox Point.

Torrential rainfall is also occurring with these storms, and may cause localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways.

Frequent cloud to ground lightning is occurring with this storm.

Lightning can strike 10 miles away from a thunderstorm. Seek a safe shelter inside a building or vehicle.

 

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