It's Tuesday, June 17 and here is your day ahead:
In local news...
WEATHER: Showers and thunderstorms will end by mid-morning, but another round will develop later this afternoon or night, with more severe weather and heavy rainfall possible. Today will be very warm and humid, with highs in the upper 80s. Full forecast
SEVERE STORM DAMAGE; TORNADO 'LIKELY' HITS VERONA
The National Weather Service will be out surveying damage around the Madison area today, and says a tornado likely hit Verona just after midnight. The storm caused damage throughout south central Wisconsin, including nearly 350 damage reports. Check here for the lastest and stay with News 3 for updates throughout the day.
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In national news today...
1. IRAQ CRISIS
Making preparations: As Islamic militants continue their murderous advance in Iraq, the Pentagon is moving more firepower and manpower into the region to prepare for whatever U.S. President Barack Obama has in mind. The aircraft carrier George HW Bush and five other warships are now in the Persian Gulf. More than 500 Marines and dozens of helicopters are on standby. Evacuating the U.S. Embassy would be a top priority if Baghdad starts to fall. Full story
2. NEBRASKA TORNADOES
Twin twisters: Two people are dead and 16 more critical injured in northeast Nebraska after a string of powerful tornadoes raked the area. The storm system spawned a pair of rare side-by-side twisters that roared across the countryside about a mile apart from each other. The town of Pilger was hardest hit, with up to three-quarters of the community of 350 people leveled. Full story
3. WORLD CUP
This should help ratings: The U.S. shook off old nemesis Ghana last night to win its opening World Cup match 2-1. The Americans scored early and late to hold off the team that knocked them out of the last two tournaments. The U.S. plays Portugal on Sunday and Germany next week. Full story
4. O.J. SIMPSON ANNIVERSARY
20 years ago today: Where were you two decades ago tonight? Chances are you were propped up in front of a TV watching a slow-speed chase unfold on the freeways of Los Angeles. O.J. Simpson, riding in a white Bronco, casually evaded authorities for 60 miles before surrendering at his home. Police charged him in the deaths of his wife and a friend. Full story
5. HILLARY CLINTON TOWN HALL
For inquiring minds: Still don't know enough about the former first lady and former secretary of state? Then, this is for you. CNN Chief International Correspondent Christiane Amanpour hosts a CNN town hall meeting with Hillary Clinton at 5 p.m. ET tonight. Clinton is hawking her memoir "Hard Choices" on the way to a possible White House bid. There are sure to be questions about Benghazi and her legacy at the State Department. Who knows, maybe some details about Monica Lewinsky will pepper the conversation. Full story