Severe weather unlikely through this evening

Visible satellite image showing cloud cover over most of Indiana at 4:01 p.m. EDT

The northern Indiana National Weather Service office does not anticipate severe storms into this evening, according to an updated Area Forecast Discussion the office issued at 3:19 p.m. EDT. The discussion credits a lack of sunshine over the area, which prevented the atmosphere from becoming unstable enough to support severe weather.

In a revised Hazardous Weather Outlook (HWO) issued at 3:26 p.m. EDT, the office indicated that locally heavy rainfall in excess of an inch will be possible tonight, which could cause localized flooding of streets and streams. But the new outlook makes no mention of severe weather today or tonight and indicates that SKYWARN spotter activation is no longer anticipated this afternoon into tonight. For tomorrow and tomorrow night, the HWO suggests that additional rain and thunderstorms might lead to additional localized street and stream flooding. There’s also a slight risk of severe storms tomorrow afternoon into tomorrow evening.