Severe weather rolls through again Wednesday morning

Potential for strong winds, large hail

A strong line of thunderstorms moved east through the region Wednesday morning.

The storm kocked down trees and power lines in La Crosse, which caused several minor fires, firefighters told News 8.

Updates on the storm from Meteorologist Bill Graul on the StormTeam 8 Facebook page:

*FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS* remain in effect until 10AM for most of Jackson & Monroe counties, the southern half of Trempealeau county and parts of Clark, Juneau & Adams counties.
A *FLASH FLOOD WATCH* is in effect through Thursday morning for most of the rest of the News 8 viewing area.
The heaviest rain has moved out of the area as of 9AM… but another round of storms is likely tonight with more heavy rain possible. Local law enforcement in Jackson County reports street flooding in Black River Falls.
Local law enforcement reports numerous roads in southern Trempealeau county are experiencing flooding.
Roads impacted include:
*County Roads P & T
*Oak Ridge Drive
Travel is not recommended on HWY 53 south. If south bound travel is needed, law enforcement recommends using HWY 93. In western Jackson county, flooding is being reported in the Taylor area.
Rainfall report of 4.72″ near Iduna, WI in Trempealeau County. Report of 4.00″ in Taylor in Jackson County.
Viewer report of lots of trees and signs blown over by Northwoods school on Hwy. B.
Numerous reports of water over roads in parts of Jackson, Monroe & Trempealeau counties. Do not drive through flooded roads.
*Over 3″ of rain in Black River Falls
*3″ to as much as 5″ of rain has fallen since midnight in the warned area.
*Reports of 4″ to 5″ of rain near Ettrick.
*FLASH FLOOD WARNING* until 9:45am for Monroe County. 1″ to 3″+ of rain has already fallen. Do not drive through flooded roads. Use caution this morning.
Reports of water over roads in southern Trempealeau County. Main road impacted is County Road T north of Galesville. Use caution driving this morning and never drive through flooded roads.
Reports of power lines down or hanging low on trees in West Salem (County C & Walker Rd) and in Onalaska (Lakeshore Drive).
*FLASH FLOOD WARNING* until 10AM for Southern Trempealeau & Western Jackson counties. 1″-3″ of rain has already fallen. Flooding is possible. Keep an eye on water levels and be prepared to take action if flooding observed in your area.
Reports of power lines down or hanging low on trees in West Salem (County C & Walker Rd) and in Onalaska (Lakeshore Drive).

PREVIOUS STORY (Tuesday, 6/17/14):

Another round of strong to severe storms is possible Tuesday evening and night.

Once again, the entire News 8 area is under a SLIGHT RISK of severe weather. The local timing looks to favor the later afternoon hours and into Tuesday night from about 4 p.m. to midnight.

Strong winds, large hail, isolated tornadoes and heavy/flooding rain are also possible.

Wednesday could be a carbon copy of Tuesday, as the weather set-up will be similar.

Strong winds of 60-65 mph were reported on Monday night, causing some trees and branches to come down. Trees were reported down in the immediate La Crosse area and also down at Goose Island Park/Campground. A tornado was reported in the Verona area and possibly in the Platteville area. If confirmed, these would be the 1st tornadoes of 2014 in Wisconsin.