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Photos: Tornados move through southern Wisconsin

Beloit wall cloud
A wall cloud moving through Beloit. Photo: Melissa Gruber
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Storm in Fort Atkinson. Photo: Joel Templeton
Storm in Shopiere. Photo: Douglas Hasseler
Beloit-Justin Snyder
Storm in Beloit. Photo: Justin Snyder
Storm in Beloit. Photo: Mike Scofield
Storm in Janesville. Photo: J. Washtock
Storm in Beloit. Photo: Bill Mathis
Storm in Clinton. Photo: Julie Damon
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Storm near Clinton. Photo: Iowa Trollnadoes on Twitter
Tornado warning

A series of tornado warnings have been put in effect for southern Wisconsin. Many have expired.

Posted by WKOW 27 on Saturday, May 23, 2020

BELOIT (WKOW) -- The National Weather Service issued a series of tornado warnings for southern Wisconsin Saturday that have since expired.

The warnings began with a series of tornado watches for much of the southern half of the state that extended through 8 p.m. A total of eleven counties were included in the watch: Grant, Lafayette, Iowa, Green, Dane, Rock, Jefferson, Walworth, Waukesha, Milwaukee, Kenosha and Racine.

The first warning came for a portion of Grant County around 3:30 p.m.

The Lancaster Fire Department observed a tornado two miles south of the city. It moved north of the community before diminishing near Mount Hope.

The National Weather Service in Sulivan issued the second tornado warning for part of Rock County. A series of storms capable of producing a tornado would move through the area over the following few hours.

Later in the afternoon, a tornado was observed on the ground near Beloit. Heavy rain obscured the tornado from many traffic cameras in the area, but the storm finally dissipated near Johnstown.

Southeastern Lafayette County became the third area of concern. Meteorologists were tracking a severe storm near South Wayne.

After traveling for several miles that cell weakened and the warning was canceled.

JT Cestkowski

Social Media Content Producer/Desk Editor

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