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Tornado confirmed in Marquette County as overnight storms push through state

PACKWAUKEE, Wis. (WSAU-Wheeler News) - A tornado touched down early last evening in parts of Marquette County in south central Wisconsin.

The county's emergency management department reports a three-mile stretch of damage in the Endeavor and Packwaukee areas. The National Weather Service said a roof partially collapsed. Siding was ripped off a building. A tree fell on a car and a house. And farm buildings were leaning. Officials said there was debris on roadways close to Interstate-39 near the exits at Highways 23-and-82. There were no reports of injuries.

Other parts of Wisconsin got heavy rains during the final day of a massive October storm in the nation's mid-section. Western Wisconsin had the most rain by far yesterday -- up to four-point-one inches at Galesville. Kenosha had one-and-three quarter inches. Winchester in far north central Wisconsin had an inch-and-a-half. Waukesha was among the places with street flooding. Three waves of thunderstorms went through the Badger State yesterday and last night.

Lingering showers are in the forecast on-and-off for today, with cooler highs in the 50's. Skies are expected to clear up tomorrow, with dry weather expected all week. It's supposed to warm up around mid-week, with 70-degree weather returning on Wednesday.

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