Monday: Severe Weather Threat

The latest timing brings in two different lines of thunderstorms, with strong to severe thunderstorms likely.  The first line, as shown in Fig. 1 to the right, shows the initial line of thunderstorms moving in as early as 7AM EDT Monday.  This line does have the potential for producing severe thunderstorms, but the main concern with the first line of storms is flooding as heavy downpours are imminent.  

Since these storms are likely impacting areas that are already saturated, a Flash Flood Watch has been put into place for La Porte, Starke, Pulaski and Fulton counties until 2AM EDT Tuesday.  

The first line continues to sweep across Michiana and eventually moves out as early as noon.  We then see a break in the action, daytime heating sets in, then we have the potential for stronger storms to move in the early evening.  The biggest threat for severe storms is still in our southwestern most counties, as indicated in the area shaded in red in Fig. 3.  This includes Starke, Pulaski and Fulton counties. 

The second line of thunderstorms have the potential for gusty winds, more heavy downpours, and hail.  Stick with ABC57 News for the latest updates on timing through tonight and into tomorrow morning as these storms continue to build to our northwest.  Now is a great time to get the ABC57 First Warning Neighborhood Weather app to your smartphone so you are always updated.  

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