Severe weather threat shifts to overnight

The threat for severe weather has now been elevated from the Storm Prediction Center to a slight risk tonight for areas from Fort Wayne to the north. Southwest of Fort Wayne the threat risk is a step higher in the enhanced area. A strong cold front will bring another threat of mostly damaging winds up to 60 mph with these thunderstorms overnight and through the early hours of Wednesday.

Severe weather terminology

With our first chances of severe weather occurring at the end of last week, and another chance headed our way this week (late Tue/early Wed), I wanted to post this graphic from the Storm Prediction Center. It provides a great breakdown of the terminology you hear us talk about regarding our severe weather risk level.

Severe storm threat out of the picture

As Nicholas and Rob mentioned in their Facebook LIVE video earlier tonight, our severe storm threat would be diminishing, while scattered (non-severe) rain and thunderstorms would remain through the evening. Soon after their video concluded, the Severe Thunderstorm Watch in effect for the region was canceled.

Thursday night update on Friday’s severe storm potential

Our forecast scenario for Friday has not changed much from earlier updates. The entire area remains under an enhanced risk for severe storms on Friday, primarily from late afternoon through late night. Gusty, damaging winds continue to be the primary severe storm threat.