NWS updated: Slight Risk Severe Thunderstorms

Updated: Slight Risk Severe Thunderstorms
Tonight’s National Weather Service weather story for March 19, 2020. Image courtesy of the National Weather Service.

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Today’s weather story from the National Weather Service:

Severe storm potential this evening and early Friday

Highlights

Area

  • Shifted slightly south

Timing

  • 10pm to 4am

Hazards

  • Isolated damaging wind gusts
  • Isolated weak tornado possible

(March 19, 2020) – A frontal system will bring a couple rounds of showers and storms. One round late this afternoon will be followed by a second round later in the evening into the overnight hours – between 10 PM and 4 AM EDT. There is the potential for this second area of storms to be strong to severe, especially across northern Indiana later tonight. The storms will be moving at speeds up to 60 mph and this will increase the threat of isolated, straight-line damaging wind gusts in excess of 60 mph. Isolated weak tornadoes are possible.

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