Severe Thunderstorm Watch issued for parts of Southern Wisconsin -Chris

Lightning will be prolific in any thunderstorm that goes up, even if it is not severe

MADISON, Wis. — A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued Thursday for areas west of Madison until 7 p.m. This is ahead of a round of strong to severe thunderstorms expected into the afternoon and evening.

Severe Thunderstorm Watch Now Out For Parts Of The Area Chris

The entire area is under a slight risk (level 2 out of 5) for severe storms into Thursday afternoon. The primary hazards of concern are high winds and hail, though an isolated spin up tornado can’t be ruled out.

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Given the high dew points and moisture content to the atmosphere, heavy rainfall and localized flooding is also a concern.

Lightning will be prolific in any thunderstorm that goes up, even if it is not severe.

Get the full News 3 Now First Warn Forecast here.