Madison
70° F
Mostly Cloudy
Mostly Cloudy
Advertisement

Storms knock out power to 1,000s in northern Wis.

Published On: Aug 26 2013 08:11:15 AM CDT
WAUSAU, Wis. -

Several thousand people from Rhinelander to Schofield are without power as showers and storms move through the area.

WSAW-TV reported Wisconsin Public Service is reporting power outages Monday morning.

WPS said nearly 3,000 customers lost power in Rhinelander, and did about 1,900 in Schofield. Elsewhere, almost 500 people in Pelican Lake and 350 customers in Wausau are without power.

Scattered storms are expected throughout the day Monday, with temperatures reaching into the 90s. Heavy thunderstorms are possible overnight, with temperatures dropping to the low 70s.

The heat has caused at least one school to declare a half-day. Blair Taylor Elementary School in Blair will dismiss classes by 12:15 p.m.

Advertisement
  • Buddy Check 3

    Learn more about Buddy Check and sign up to get a reminder to perform a self-exam and remind your friends to do the same.

  • Jack in Madison

    Jack in Madison

    Your pet photos

    Email us a picture of you and your pet and we'll use it in out Pet Walk segment which airs every weekday morning at 6:40. Include your name, your pet's name and where you're from. Email to petwalk@wisctv.com.

  • Time for Kids - Explore the Outdoors

    Dean Clinic and WISC-TV3 are focusing on a year-long campaign to get kids off their electronics and into the outdoors.

Advertisement