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Green Bay, Appleton set rainfall records Monday

Heavy rain falls in Green Bay (Photo from: FOX 11/YouTube).
Heavy rain falls in Green Bay (Photo from: FOX 11/YouTube).

GREEN BAY, WI (WTAQ) - Officials now say almost five inches of rain fell in parts of southeast Wisconsin Monday -- and the most fell right outside the doorstep of the National Weather Service.

The state headquarters near Sullivan reported 4.39 inches from 7 a.m. Monday until 1 a.m. Tuesday. Almost 4.9 inches fell at nearby Rome in Jefferson County.  

Much of eastern Wisconsin received at least an inch of rain Monday.  

Appleton and Green Bay both set new rainfall records for the date -- Appleton with 2.1 inches, and Green Bay with just over an inch.  

We Energies had up to 8,500 electric customers without power at one point Monday, amid reports of fallen trees and power lines in southeast Wisconsin with winds up to 60 miles an hour. Tuesday morning, the utility had only 13 outages.  

The state's four largest utilities had a total of about 150 customers in the dark as of 6:45 a.m. Tuesday.  

More rain is predicted for southeast Wisconsin Tuesday -- but it's supposed to dry and cooler in the rest of the Badger State, with highs in the 50's to around 60.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)