No part of the U.S. continued to have a moderate risk of severe weather after the National Weather Service Storm (NWS) Prediction Center (SPC) issued its 4 p.m. update to its “Day 1 Convective Outlook.” The entire state of Indiana, however, along with most of Ohio and all of IMO SKYWARN quadrant two, continue to have a slight risk for severe weather between 4 p.m. today and 8 a.m. tomorrow.
A meteorologist at the Northern Indiana NWS office shared with emergency managers and news media this afternoon that additional storms might enter northern Indiana around 9 p.m. or 10 p.m. EDT this evening and reach northwestern Ohio by midnight. He indicated that the greatest potential for severe weather would likely be approximately along and south of U.S. 30.
A “Hazardous Weather Outlook” that the northern Indiana NWS office issued at 4:45 p.m. indicates that damaging winds, isolated hail and localized flash flooding are possible with tonight’s storms. The outlook also indicates that SKYWARN storm spotter activation might be needed tonight.
The SPC will issue its next update to the outlook for today by 9 p.m. EDT.