National Weather Service Warns of Potential Risk for Thunderstorms on Thursday

The National Weather Service is predicting a slight risk for severe thunderstorms late Thursday afternoon that could carry over into the evening.

Starke County Emergency Management Agency Director Jay Nier shared that some primary threats of the predicted condition include locally heavy rainfall as well as a low threat potential for damaging winds and large hail.

The impacts of the rain will include ponding of water on road surfaces which may cause hazardous driving conditions, especially along the edges of the road. Strong winds could cause damage to trees or branches which could result in power outages. The potential winds and hail stones could also potentially damage property.

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