Strong storms affect multiple counties including Fond du Lac Monday night

Training thunderstorms dumping several inches of rain in a short period of time caused the National Weather Service to issue a flood advisory for parts of Columbia, Dodge and Washington Counties overnight Monday, June 3, 2024.

The weather service issues a flood advisory when flooding in low-lying and poor drainage areas is occurring and river or stream flows are elevated.

Doppler radar showed that as much as four inches of rain fell over the affected area Monday as widespread rain continued to pass over the same area.

Though the rain has stopped, the weather service says another half inch could fall Tuesday afternoon as more rain moves into the area.

A microburst, or small but strong gust of wind is likely what caused damage to trees and buildings south of Eden overnight.

According to the Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office, officers and the fire department responded to a Scenic Drive address for the report of a tree on a house, wires down and sparking, and a outbuilding partially collapsed.

Elsewhere, about 12 power poles were leaning due to being pushed by wind on County Highway V near Meadow Road less than a mile from the Scenic Drive damage. County V was closed for a short period while WE Energies fixed the problem.

A barn sustained damage and wires were down on Cedar Road, east of Eden. Mt. Calvary Fire Department responded to that call.

Farther north, the St Cloud Fire Department was called out shortly after 2 AM for wires down and arcing in the village.