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NOAA/NWS Storm Prediction Center, Norman, Okla.
Northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio are within the area, indicated in pink, that is at high risk to get severe storms Wednesday evening, according to a map issued by the National Weather Service.

Severe storms expected today in region

Fort Wayne and the region are expected to see thunderstorms today, getting stronger later in the day. Damaging winds, large hail and even an isolated tornado are possible, according to the National Weather Service in northern Indiana.

Some areas are likely to see heavy rain and flash flooding, the weather service said.

Although the exact path of the storm cannot yet be predicted, the strongest storms are expected to form along and north of U.S. 30. The most severe storms are not expected to begin until after 11 p.m., the weather service said.

The hazardous weather alert was issued for the following counties:

  • Indiana – Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, Wabash, Wells, Whitley, LaPorte, St. Joseph, Elkhart, Starke, Pulaski, Marshall, Fulton, White, Cass, Miami, Grant, Blackford and Jay.
  • Ohio – Williams, Fulton, Defiance, Henry, Paulding, Putnam, Van Wert and Allen.
More storms are predicted for the weekend.

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