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Heavy rain, hail seen across parts of Wisconsin Monday

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI (WTAQ) - Central Wisconsin was pounded by rain Monday and Monday night.

Wisconsin Rapids had 3.6 inches -- almost twice as much as the city's old record rainfall for the date, set in 1990. The National Weather Service said Rapids also had marble-sized hail and 54 mile an hour winds.

In nearby Nekoosa, trees and power lines fell. They also had street floods and dime-sized hail.

New London had almost 3 inches of rain Monday. Necedah had 2.5 inches of rain extending into the overnight, plus with small hail. Plover had three-quarters inch of rain in just 10 minutes.

Hail of an inch or less fell at Eau Claire, Barron, Rosendale, Adams, and Appleton. Rush hour motorists in Oshkosh had flooded streets downtown late Monday.

Storms also hit far southern Wisconsin, where 1,200 We Energies' customers were without power Tuesday morning. More than 200 Wisconsin Public Service customers were in the dark in the Green Bay area.

All told, around 1,500 outages were reported by the state's five largest utilities.

More showers and isolated storms are in the forecast Tuesday. There's a chance of rain in the statewide forecast every day into the weekend.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)

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