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The Journal Gazette

Monday, June 19, 2017 7:16 pm

Strong storms: Allen, Huntington, Kosciusko, Wabash, Whitley

The Journal Gazette

A line of strong thunderstorms is affecting Allen, Huntington, Kosciusko, Wabash and Whitley counties, the National Weather Service said tonight.

At 7:08 p.m., radar indicated strong thunderstorms along a line from near Tri-Lakes to six miles southeast of Akron, moving east at 40 mph, the weather service said. It said winds of more than 30 mph and pea-sized hail are possible with these storms.

Locations in the path of the storms include Fort Wayne, Huntington, Columbia City, North Manchester, Huntertown, Churubusco, South Whitley, Andrews, Grabill, Aboite, Leo-Cedarville, Roanoke, Roann, Laud, Blue Lake and Arcola. This includes Interstate 69 in Allen County between Lower Huntington Road and the DeKalb County border, and Interstate 469 between Indiana 37 and the I-69 north junction.

Torrential rainfall is also occurring with these storms and may cause localized flooding, the weather service said.

Frequent cloud-to-ground lightning is occurring with the storms, and the weather service urged people to seek a safe shelter inside a building or vehicle.