KESHENA, WI (WTAQ) - Almost 450 electric customers were still in the dark Friday morning, after Wednesday night’s thunderstorms in northeast Wisconsin.
Over 24,000 customers lost their electricity at the height of the storms.
Alliant Energy said 330 customers in Menominee County were still without power as of 4:30 a.m. – and about 80 in Shawano County were still out.
We Energies had a dozen outages Friday morning near Clintonville. Wisconsin Public Service says all its customers are back on.
One person died in the storms. Menominee tribal member Marlo King was killed when a tree fell onto the car she was driving on Highway 47 in Keshena.
The National Weather Service inspected parts of Shawano County Thursday to see if a tornado landed there. There’s no final word on that yet.
About a dozen homes were damaged in the Bonduel area, and lightning started a nursing home fire in which 13 residents were moved to another facility.
The storms were caused by a passing cold front which also brought heavy rains to southern Wisconsin Thursday.
Parts of the south have dense fog advisories Friday morning. When that clears, a sunny day is in store statewide with highs of around 80.
A chance of rain returns during the weekend, along with warmer temperatures that could hit 90 again on Monday.