Next severe weather threat comes Wednesday night

While some scattered storms will develop across a portion of the area earlier in the day on Wednesday, our next best chance at severe storms holds off until late Wednesday night.

The current expected timing is anywhere from 10 pm and beyond into early Thursday morning.  Everyone across northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio has the potential to see severe storms during this time-frame.  However, the greatest potential for the strongest storms is positioned from the north side of Fort Wayne toward the state line into Michigan.  While heavy rain and strong storms may still occur to the south (the area highlighted in green on the map), the incoming storms are not expected to be as powerful or as common as what the areas in yellow will experience.

Severe storm risk map as of 10:25 pm July 11, 2017 Data Credit: SPC

With heavy downpours likely to be produced thanks to the humid air that’s in place, flooding is our biggest storm threat.  Damaging winds and hail are also significant concerns.  The tornado threat is low, but not zero.  We’ll be monitoring all these threats closely in the hours ahead and will have forecast updates on NewsChannel 15 and on our weather page.

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