Severe weather no longer expected in Fort Wayne today, possible tomorrow

Meteorologists no longer expect severe weather in the Fort Wayne area today or tonight, according to an updated “Day 1 Convective Outlook” that the National Weather Service (NWS) Storm Prediction Center (SPC) issued at 8:58 a.m.  Since yesterday’s “Day 2 Convective Outlook,” the SPC has redrawn today’s slight risk area. It now includes the northwestern corner of the 37-county warning area of the northern Indiana NWS office, but it does not include Fort Wayne or any part of IMO SKYWARN quadrant two.

Heavy rain might still affect Fort Wayne’s Three Rivers Festival, however. At the time of this writing, radar indicated a large area of rain, the leading edge of which extended from near South Bend to near Indianapolis.

Slight risk tomorrow

Day 2 convective outlook map
Yellow area: Slight risk of severe weather between 8 a.m. EDT Sun. and 8 a.m. EDT Monday. Green: Thunderstorms, not expected to be severe. Highlighted counties: Northern Indiana NWS county warning area. Source: “Day 2 Convective Outlook,” 2 a.m. EDT Saturday.

Tomorrow, however is a different story. A large part of Indiana — including Fort Wayne and all of IMO SKYWARN quadrant two except Whitley County — has a slight risk of severe weather between 8 a.m. EDT tomorrow (Sunday) and 8 a.m. EDT Monday, according to the “Day 2 Convective Outlook” that the SPC issued at 2 a.m. EDT.

SPC meteorologists expect one or more west-to-east bands of thunderstorms to evolve through the late afternoon tomorrow. The primary hazard will be damaging straight-line thunderstorm winds of 58 mph or stronger.

Outlooks subject to change

The severe weather outlooks for both today and tomorrow could still change. The SPC will issue a new outlook for today by 12:30 p.m. EDT and a new outlook for tomorrow by 1:30 p.m. EDT.

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