The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued severe thunderstorm watch number 358 for a large part of northern Indiana until midnight EDT. The watch includes all 37 Indiana, Michigan and Ohio counties covered by the Northern Indiana NWS office.
The NWS Storm Prediction Center indicated in a mesoscale discussion that a severe thunderstorm system is moving across northeastern Illinois and severe winds are expected from it as it continues east across southern Lake Michigan, southwestern lower Michigan and northern Indiana.
Primary threats in the watch area include:
- Numerous damaging wind gusts with a few gusts to 75 mph possible.
- Hail of up to one inch in diameter
- The possibility of a few tornadoes.
At 6:56 p.m. EDT the Northern Indiana NWS office tweeted the following message:
Several reports of overturned semi trucks, downed power lines, and downed trees in the west suburbs of Chicago
. INDIANA COUNTIES INCLUDED IN THE WATCH ARE
ADAMS ALLEN BLACKFORD
BOONE CARROLL CASS
CLINTON DE KALB ELKHART
FOUNTAIN FULTON GRANT
HOWARD HUNTINGTON JAY
KOSCIUSKO LAGRANGE LA PORTE
MARSHALL MIAMI MONTGOMERY
NOBLE PARKE PULASKI
ST. JOSEPH STARKE STEUBEN
TIPPECANOE TIPTON VERMILLION
WABASH WARREN WELLS
. OHIO COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE
ALLEN DEFIANCE FULTON
HENRY PAULDING PUTNAM
VAN WERT WILLIAMS