TIPPECANOE CO., Ind. (WLFI) — The outflow boundary from the early morning storms mixed with a cold front moving into our northern counties will trigger scattered storms for Wednesday.
News 18 Chief Meteorologist Chad Evans said storms raked areas on our far northern border last night into early this morning, but all large hail and wind damage reports came from just north of our area. He said trees were down in Lake, Starke & Marshall counties and golf ball-sized hail was reported in Lake County.
From our area, there was a report of pea to marble-sized hail early Wednesday morning from Logansport.
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Evans said it appears that scattered storms will likely continue popping along and south of U.S. 24 through Wednesday. He said storms will pop and intensify from the hot, juicy, unstable airmass. He expects the threat to continue until 9 p.m., which is also the time the NWS warnings expire.
The concerns with these pop-ups are the downbursts and the potential of producing large hail, said Evans.
The National Weather Service is monitoring the popping storms and are issuing countywide warnings as necessary.
Earlier Wednesday afternoon, a Severe Thunderstorm Warning turned into a Tornado Warning for Clinton County. Luckily, there were no reports of tornadic activity.
If a severe storm pops in your area, be aware of gusty winds. NWS said if you are outdoors, stay away from high objects, such as trees, and seek shelter in a sturdy structure until the threat has passed.
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