One More Wave of Heavy T-storms (local flooding possible; severe risk eases)
June 10, 2012 — 10:57pm
One More Surge of Strong T-storms. NWS Doppler at 10:56 pm. The severe threat is easing across the metro (except for far east metro and western Wisconsin). The first batch of strong/severe storms is now pushing out of the metro area; one more wave of heavy T-storms is pushing through, capable of frequent lightning and torrential rain, capable of some 1-3" rains - watch for street/basement flooding through midnight.
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