Slight risk of severe storms today in northern Indiana, northwestern Ohio, southern Lower Michigan

Convective outlook map
Yellow area: Slight risk of severe thunderstorms today and tonight. Green area: Non-severe thunderstorms.

Portions of northern Indiana, southern Lower Michigan and northwestern Ohio have a slight risk of severe thunderstorms this afternoon and evening, according to the “Day 1 Convective Outlook” that the National Weather Service (NWS) Storm Prediction Center issued at 8:39 a.m. EDT. The main threats from these storms will be damaging straight-line winds and hail. In addition to these, torrential rain is possible, according to the “Hazardous Weather Outlook” that the northern Indiana NWS office issued at 8:58 a.m. EDT.

That outlook also indicates that SKYWARN spotter activation might be needed later this afternoon and this evening.

The slight risk area includes Allen and Whitley Counties of Indiana and counties to the west and north of them. It also includes Paulding and Putnam Counties of Ohio and counties to the north.