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Update 8:10AM CDT... The Severe Thunderstorm warning has ended, but storm continue in the affected area.
At 800 AM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm near Valparaiso, moving east at 35 mph. Wind gusts up to 50 mph will be possible with this storm. Locations impacted include... Gary, Portage, Valparaiso, Hobart, Chesterton, Lake Station, Porter, Burns Harbor, Boone Grove, South Haven, Lincoln Hills, Malden, Wheeler, Lakes Of The Four Seasons, Ogden Dunes, Town Of Pines, Beverly Shores, Kvpz and Dune Acres. Including the following interstates... Indiana I-80 between mile markers 14 and 16. Indiana I-90 between mile markers 19 and 37. Indiana I-94 between mile markers 16 and 32. This includes... Valparaiso University, Indiana Dunes State Park, and Porter County Fairgrounds. A Severe Thunderstorm Watch remains in effect until 100 PM CDT for northwestern Indiana.
_____________________________________________________________________ The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a * Severe Thunderstorm Warning for... East central Will County Southeastern Cook County Porter County Lake County Orange-shaded area on highlighted map * Until 800 AM CDT. * At 720 AM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located over Highland, moving northeast at 50 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... Hammond, Gary, Orland Park, Tinley Park, Calumet City, Portage, Merrillville, Valparaiso, Chicago Heights, East Chicago, Schererville, Hobart, Lansing, Crown Point, Highland, Blue Island, Munster, Dolton, Park Forest and Alsip. Including the following interstates... I-57 between mile markers 342 and 355. I-80 between mile markers 151 and 155. I-94 between mile markers 65 and 74. I-294 between mile markers 65 and 74. Indiana I-80 between mile markers 1 and 16. Indiana I-90 between mile markers 1 and 37. Indiana I-94 between mile markers 16 and 32. Indiana I-65 between mile markers 244 and 261. This includes... Indiana University Northwest, Purdue University Calumet, Valparaiso University, Windy City Thunderbolts Baseball, Illiana Motor Speedway, Indiana Dunes State Park, Lake County Fairgrounds, Porter County Fairgrounds, Prairie State College, South Shore Rail Cats Baseball, and South Suburban College.