Slight risk of severe weather Friday

SPC Day 3 Categorical Outlook map showing slight risk in Indiana

The Fort Wayne area got off easy yesterday. The National Weather Service canceled an evening severe thunderstorm watch early, because storms that blew down some trees and caused other damage in northwestern Indiana weakened by the time they got to northeastern Indiana.

According the the Storm Prediction Centers convective outlooks, the next chance of severe weather in Indiana is from 8 a.m. EDT Friday, May 31 to 8 a.m. EDT Saturday, June 1. The Day 3 Convective Outlook that the SPC issued at 3:41 a.m. EDT today puts all but a tiny part of Indiana in a slight risk area. All of the counties covered by the northern Indiana NWS weather forecast office are included in the slight risk area. The outlook indicates that severe storms could develop by late afternoon Friday, with high winds and hail being the main threats.