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The National Weather Service issued a special weather statement for eastern Racine and Kenosha counties at 6:25 p.m. Wednesday.

The storm is hitting the Wind Point area and moving southwest at 35 mph. Showers and a few thunderstorms producing gusty winds are expected.

“Winds in excess of 30 mph are possible with this shower,” according to the statement. “Additional showers and a few thunderstorms could produce additional gusty winds.”

Kenosha, Racine, Mount Pleasant, Pleasant Prairie, Sturtevant, Wind Point, Caledonia, Elmwood Park, North Bay and Franksville are expected to be impacted.

Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.