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More storms, flooding possible in Northwestern Wisconsin

Another round of storms and heavy rain -- bringing the potential for flash flooding -- are expected to come through the Northland Wednesday. Showers and thunderstorms capable of producing large hail, gusty winds and heavy rainfall were expected t...

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Another round of storms and heavy rain - bringing the potential for flash flooding - are expected to come through the Northland Wednesday.

Showers and thunderstorms capable of producing large hail, gusty winds and heavy rainfall were expected to develop on Tuesday night, moving across the areas of Siren, Hayward and Ashland. A flash flood watch is in effect for Sawyer, Ashland, Iron and Price counties through Thursday morning, the National Weather Service announced on Tuesday afternoon.

The Weather Service reported that tornadoes touched down in Barron and Rusk counties Tuesday evening. KTSP-TV said, citing the Barron County Sheriff’s Office, that at least 20 people were injured when a tornado struck a mobile home park near Chetek.

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As of Tuesday afternoon, the Twin Ports had received between 1 and 1.5 inches of rain and Northwestern Wisconsin received about 1 inch of rain, according to the Weather Service. Between 3 and 5 inches of rain fell in the Glidden area, where a flood advisory was issued on Tuesday morning.

The rain is expected to end in the Northland by Thursday morning, according to the Weather Service.

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