Morning storms hit area

BELOIT - Work commuters were met by rain, lightning and high winds this morning as a storm made its way through the area. This comes one day after early morning hail, rain and lightning hit the area.

There were reports of power outages in Beloit this morning, likely due to the lightning.

A severe thunderstorm watch was in effect until 10 a.m. for Mitchell County. The hazardous weather outlook issued by the National Weather Service said winds could reach as high as 40-50 miles per hour.

A slight risk for thunderstorms continues through the rest of today. The slight chance will continue into Thursday and Friday. In addition, temperatures could regularly reach 100 degrees over the next week, with heat indexes creating hazardous temperatures.

Early Tuesday morning, a hail storm hit parts of the area, lasting just briefly and falling in minuscule sizes. The area was also hit by heavy lightning during that storm, as residents in the area reported direct lightning strikes on their properties.

Rainfall for Monday morning at 8:30 a.m. to Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. was 1.25 inches. From Tuesday to today at 8:30 a.m., Beloit received 0.35 inches with more continuing to fall. 

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