Almost 15-thousand homes and businesses in Wisconsin were without electricity as of 6:30 this (Thursday) morning.
That's after strong thunderstorms rolled across southern Wisconsin during the night. Most of the outages were reported in the Milwaukee area, where We Energies had more than 13-thousand customers out -- and the Wisconsin Public Service utility had almost 12-hundred in the dark. Burlington had wind speeds up to 59, Manitowoc and Sheboygan Falls had one inch hail, and much of west central Wisconsin had rains of one point three to one point nine inches. A flood warning continues on the Rock River at Afton, near Janesville -- and the weather service has new flood advisories out for the Menominee River at Kingsford and Big Quinnesec Falls Dam, both on the far northeast Wisconsin border with Upper Michigan.