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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, .5" of rain near Elton in Langlade County 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, .18" of rain had fallen at the Wausau Downtown Airport, 1.13" in Wisconsin Rapids, .64" in Rhinelander, .55" in Marshfield, and .11" in Merrill.

The rain and thunderstorms will continue to move eastward tonight, as drier air is pulled behind the front late tonight.

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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