Local NWS: Severe risk falls to near zero

The northern Indiana office of the National Weather Service issued an Areal Forecast Discussion at 4:58 p.m. EDT in which a forecaster writes that the potential for severe weather this evening appears “well in check and approaching zero, though never quite removed entirely.”

A narrow line of intense showers is forecast to move through this evening along an approaching cold front. The forecaster writes that line will bring a risk of strong wind gusts.

The forecaster also writes, however, that pervasive, sustained rainfall throughout the day has effectively stymied the development of thunderstorms along an approaching cold front.