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National Weather Service confirms 2 tornadoes touched down in central Wisconsin

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Posted at 9:07 AM, Jun 16, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-16 10:07:31-04

TOMAH, Wis. — The National Weather Service (NWS) in La Crosse confirmed a tornado touched ground in the Tomah area on Wednesday.

A second tornado touched ground in southern Juneau County around 4:45 p.m. and was heading towards Mauston.

WATCH: Tornado near Oakdale.

Tornado near Oakdale

NWS La Crosse warned multiple surrounding areas to take shelter around 4 p.m., including northern Juneau County.

Officials say the tornado is rain wrapped and you may not see it approaching.

All warnings expired in the area around 6 p.m. Widespread severe storms began to move east. Scattered storms will continue to linger.
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There's a moderate risk for severe weather across the state, including northwestern counties. Dangerous weather includes tornadoes and will likely be in the area later this afternoon and evening.

A Tornado Watch has been issued for Milwaukee, Washington, Ozaukee, Sheboygan, Fond du Lac, Dodge, Waukesha, and Jefferson Counties until 10:00 p.m. Thursday.

Severe storms are likely between 8 p.m. and midnight with damaging wind, large hail, and tornadoes are possible. It's going to be an evening to stay indoors and be on alert for any severe weather.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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