Slight risk of severe weather continues — check your weather radio!

Maps from the day 1 and day 2 convective outlooks

See an update to this post.

The northern half of Indiana (see the map at top left) as well as some surrounding areas remains at slight risk of severe weather between 8 a.m. today and 8 a.m. tomorrow, according to the Day 1 Convective Outlook that the National Weather Service (NWS) Storm Prediction Center issued at 1:59 a.m. EDT. All 37 counties served by the northern Indiana NWS office are included. The main threats are damaging straight-line winds and hail but there’s a small risk of tornadoes as well.

Between 8 a.m. tomorrow and 8 a.m. Thursday, the entire state of Indiana plus a large surrounding area (see map at lower left) remains under a slight risk.

Unfortunately for Fort Wayne residents, this slight risk is occurring while the Fort Wayne NOAA Weather Radio transmitter is crippled. Due to a part failure the transmitter is running at reduced power, until the ordered part comes in. That means your weather radio might not be picking up the signal, which also means it won’t alert you of watches and warnings.

I suggest you check your weather radio now to see if you can hear the continuous broadcast. If you can, you’lre probably OK. If not, plan to monitor a local TV or radio station so you’ll know if a watch or warning comes out.