Officials tracking reports of tornado-like activity in western Wisconsin

MADISON --  Officials in western Wisconsin are monitoring tornado-like activity reported east of Dickeyville Tuesday shortly before noon.

Grant County Emergency Management Director Steve Braun tells WISC-TV that first responders are following a funnel cloud in the Platteville area that has reportedly touched down.

Braun said the weather is being described as "very weak funnels occasionally touching the ground," possibly causing some damage to trees. 

The National Weather Service in La Crosse said the funnel clouds being observed Tuesday last only a few minutes, normally don’t touch the ground and rarely do any damage. Braun said there haven't been any reports of funnels in Grant County as of about noon, but another possible funnel is being monitored in the Cuba City area. NWS advised people in northeast Iowa and far southwest Wisconsin remain on the alert and be prepared to move to a place of safety if a funnel should approach the ground.

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