FIRST ALERT: Monday night storms, then major heat
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) - We have an active stretch of weather over the next few days. The First Alert weather team is tracking the chance for a severe line of storms to potentially move into our region and then some dangerous heat shortly after.
Monday will start out dry and partly cloudy as the heat and humidity builds. Temperatures will climb into the upper 80s across the area. Storm chances come into the forecast after 6 PM. A line of storms forming in the upper Midwest earlier in the day will track closer to our region. At this time, there is a lot of model disagreement in the exact path of the strongest part of the line of storms. One scenario exists where NE Indiana and NW Ohio take the brunt of the line of storms, while another scenario exists where the line stays just barely to our north, keeping us from the strongest hit. This is why we’re urging you to stay up to date on this rapidly evolving situation tomorrow. As this complex develops in the upper Midwest tomorrow, we’ll let you know on the best path. Watch out for any Facebook updates here.
If the line of storms comes into our area tomorrow, the biggest threats will be damaging winds, frequent lightning, heavy rains, and the potential for an isolated tornado or two.
Shortly after the storm threat moves out late Monday night, dangerous heat enters the forecast. Both Tuesday and Wednesday have been issued as First Alert Weather Days for the hot weather. High temperatures will be in the upper 90s, with heat indices above 100. Make sure you take any hot weather precautions and check on the elderly, kids, and pets during these days.
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