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Thursday, August 17, 2017
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued For Northwestern Indiana
Alert: A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is now in effect for Northwestern Illinois and the Chicago area until 9:00 PM EDT (8:00 PM CDT). This Severe Thunderstorm Watch includes Lake, Porter, Jasper, Newton and Benton Counties in Northwestern Indiana.
Another Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect for much of Illinois through this evening
Strong and severe thunderstorms are developing in Illinois and these storms could move into Northwestern and Western Indiana later this afternoon and this evening. Hail and damaging winds along with heavy rain and frequent lightning are the main threats.