Severe Storms and Flash Flooding in the Midwest: Critical Fire Weather Threats in the West

Strong to severe storms with damaging winds, large hail, and locally heavy rain will be possible from the Central Plains to the Mid-South and the Great Lakes as a cold front moves eastward. An organized area of thunderstorms may produce a greater severe threat, including a derecho with winds up to 100 mph across parts of Iowa, Illinois, and southern Wisconsin. Read More >

Current conditions at

Valparaiso Porter County Municipal Airport (KVPZ)

Lat: 41.45°NLon: 87°WElev: 768ft.

Mostly Cloudy

85°F

29°C

Humidity 75%
Wind Speed S 9 G 20 mph
Barometer 29.90 in (1011.8 mb)
Dewpoint 76°F (24°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index95°F (35°C)
Last update 10 Aug 1:56 pm CDT
Extended Forecast for

Chesterton IN

Severe T-storm Watch until August 10, 07:00pm
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Severe T-storm Watch
  •  
    Severe T-storm Watch until August 10, 07:00pm

    NOW until
    7:00pm Mon

    Severe T-storm Watch

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 4pm. Some storms could be severe, with large hail and damaging winds.  High near 89. Heat index values as high as 98. South southwest wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Severe
    Thunderstorms

    High: 89 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 8pm. Some of the storms could be severe.  Low around 70. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northwest after midnight.  Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Severe
    Thunderstorms
    then Slight
    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 70 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 78. North wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 78 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. North northeast wind around 5 mph becoming southeast after midnight.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 61 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 82. Calm wind becoming east northeast around 5 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 10 mph.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 82 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 64 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.

    Mostly Sunny
    then Slight
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 84 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 65.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 65 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 4pm. Some storms could be severe, with large hail and damaging winds. High near 89. Heat index values as high as 98. South southwest wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tonight
Showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 8pm. Some of the storms could be severe. Low around 70. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northwest after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 78. North wind 5 to 10 mph.
Tuesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. North northeast wind around 5 mph becoming southeast after midnight.
Wednesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 82. Calm wind becoming east northeast around 5 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 10 mph.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64.
Thursday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 65.
Friday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 83.
Friday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 1am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 66.
Saturday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 83.
Saturday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 66.
Sunday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 83.
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Point Forecast:
Chesterton IN
 41.59°N 87.05°W
1:15 pm CDT Aug 10, 2020
2pm CDT Aug 10, 2020-6pm CDT Aug 16, 2020
 
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