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NWS confirms weak tornado touched down in Fox Valley Monday

WINNEBAGO COUNTY, WI (WTAQ) - The National Weather Service now says a weak tornado landed in the Fox Valley earlier this week.

Officials said Thursday that a weak twister came down late Monday afternoon about two miles southeast of Medina in Winnebago County. Two utility poles were pushed over, and there was no damage reported to any buildings.

Wisconsin has had plenty of hailstorms and downpours in recent weeks -- but the Weather Service says the cool summer has kept tornadoes to a minimum.

Meteorologist Jeff Last of the Weather Service in Green Bay says his office has issued only about half the average numbers of warnings this season. The area has had above average rainfalls.

Coloma in Waushara County had a 1.4 downpour Thursday.

Warm and humid conditions are expected through the weekend in the Badger State. There's a chance of showers and thunderstorms each day.

Highs will be in the 70's and 80's Friday and Saturday. Parts of southwest Wisconsin could get into the 90's on Sunday.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)