UPDATE 8:42 p.m.: The National Weather Service has extended the thunderstorm watch until 11 p.m., and pea-sized hail has been reported in the Racine-area tonight. A flash flood warning has also been issued in the area until 11:45 p.m. Please checking back for details. We’re also hearing reports of several areas that have flooded.

Original story: The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch and hazardous weather outlook until 5 p.m. Monday for Racine County and several other Wisconsin counties.

A strong to severe thunderstorm is expected to continue in south central and southeast Wisconsin. Damaging winds and large hail are expected.

There is also a risk of a tornado late this afternoon and evening in south central Wisconsin, west of Madison. The thunderstorms will produce heavy amounts of rainfall, according to the National Weather Service.

Please feel free to  let us know what you are seeing out there in the comments section of this story.

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