National Weather Service confirms tornado touchdown in Madison

National Weather Service confirms tornado touchdown in Madison

Ben Shot, a supervisor with the Milwaukee region of the National Weather Service, says around 5 p.m. Saturday evening a storm with approximate 40 mile per hour winds swept through Madison.

A rare October tornado has been confirmed on the east side of Madison.

Late Saturday afternoon, a line of showers developed along a frontal boundary pushing northeast through southern Wisconsin.

A confirmed tornado has touched ground in western North Carolina about 10 miles southeast of Morganton, according to the National Weather Service. There were no reports of injuries.

There has been damage reported in SC near Liberty and Pickens, according to the National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg.

The total time it was on the ground was 4:58 to 5:12 p.m., the National Weather Service said, and it had wind speeds of 70 to 80 miles per hour.

NWS officials said they plan to have an official rating later Sunday, as the initial EF-0 rating is preliminary and subject to change once the area is surveyed.

The funnel cloud damaged several trees, businesses and homes.

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