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Storms drop more than 2" of rain in Portage County


A line of strong thunderstorms dumped more than 2" of rain on portions of Portage County Saturday evening.

According to a storm report from the National Weather Service, 2.72" of rain was measured in 45 minutes from the thunderstorms in Plover.

In addition to the rain total, one report of .25" hail was observed along with a peak thunderstorm wind gust of 37 mph in Plover.

The thunderstorms developed over Central Wisconsin along a cold frontal boundary moving eastward across the state.

Other preliminary reports from the National Weather Service include reports of 1.94" of rain falling near Phillips in Price County, 1.5" near Summit Lake in Langlade County, .5" of rain near Elton and .88" of rain near Clintonville in Waupaca County.

Automated weather observation reporting stations around the region indicate as of 8:18 p.m. Saturday night, .11" of rain had fallen at the Wausau Downtown Airport, 1.13" in Wisconsin Rapids, .64" in Rhinelander, .55" in Marshfield, and .14" in Merrill.

Additional reports sent to the National Weather Service indicate 1.7" of rain fell outside Wisconsin Rapids and 1.32" in Port Edwards in Wood County, with .7" of rain near Arbor Vitae in Vilas County.

Newsline 9's network of Weather Watchers reported a rainfall total of 1.2" in Stevens Point from the thunderstorm activity.

Though much of Sunday's forecast is expected to be dry, another cold front is forecast to slip into northern Wisconsin late Sunday afternoon which could also spark showers and isolated thunderstorms.

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