There is a slight risk of severe thunderstorms in parts of Indiana, Illinois, Michigan and Wisconsin between 8 a.m. EDT tomorrow and 8 a.m. EDT Sunday, according to the “Day 2 Convective Outlook” that the National Weather Service (NWS) Storm Prediction Center (SPC) issued at 2:03 a.m.
The slight risk area covers the northwestern half of the county warning area of the Northern Indiana NWS office. Except for a bit of northwestern Whitley County, IMO SKYWARN quadrant two lies outside the slight risk area.
That means that while thunderstorms are forecast in the Fort Wayne area for the popular Johnny Appleseed Festival, meteorologists do not at this time expect severe storms (i.e. storms with winds at or above 58 mph or hail of one inch diameter or larger) there.
The SPC will update its outlook for tomorrow by 1:30 p.m. EDT today.