Risk of severe weather fades

Severe thunderstorms are unlikely in northern Indiana, southern lower Michigan and northwestern Ohio this evening and tonight, according to a Area Forecast Discussion that the northern Indiana National Weather Service office issued at 4:56 p.m. EDT. Meteorologists explained that atmospheric conditions (especially the rate at which the temperature falls with altitude) are inhibiting thunderstorm growth.

Heavy rainfall nonetheless remains possible, so be alert for possible flash flood watches and/or warnings.