Severe thunderstorm warning for portions of NW Indiana until 6:30 PM CDT

Thousands of power outages after storms hit Chicago area

Locations highlighted in orange indicate warning areas.      

The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for…
Northern Newton County in northwestern Indiana…
Southern Porter County in northwestern Indiana…
Southern Lake County in northwestern Indiana…
Northern Jasper County in northwestern Indiana…

* Until 630 PM CDT

* At 546 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located over Lowell,
moving east at 35 mph.

HAZARD…60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail.

SOURCE…Radar indicated.

IMPACT…Hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect wind damage
to roofs, siding, and trees.

* Locations impacted include…
Cedar Lake, Lowell, De Motte, Hebron, Boone Grove, Thayer, Sumava
Resorts, Dunns Bridge, Malden, Forest City, Roselawn, Winfield,
Kouts, Lake Dalecarlia, Wheatfield and Schneider.