Slight risk of severe weather this afternoon and evening

Map showing boundaries of slight risk area
Yellow area: Slight risk of severe weather between 2:30 p.m. EDT today and 8 a.m. EDT tomorrow.

There is a slight risk of severe thunderstorms in much of northeastern Indiana and northwestern Ohio this afternoon and evening, according to the Day 1 Convective Outlook that the National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center issued at 1:58 p.m. EDT. The slight risk area includes Allen County Indiana and almost all of IMO SKYWARN quadrant two. Parts of Blackford and Jay Counties are not included.

Atmospheric instability will support organized multi-cell thunderstorm clusters and line segments. Damaging winds will be the primary severe weather hazard. In quadrant two, there’s a 15 percent probability of damaging winds of 58 mph or greater within 25 miles of any point.

SKYWARN spotter activation might be needed late this afternoon through the evening hours, according to a Hazardous Weather Outlook from the northern Indiana NWS office.