[UPDATE: A severe thunderstorm waning for southwestern Elkhart County, northwestern Kosciusko County, northeastern Marshall county and southeastern Saint Joseph County has been called into effect and has been extended again until 4:30 p.m. by the National Weather Service (NWS).
The NWS has stated that the storm is moving eastward at 35 mph with golf ball size hail and 60 mph wind gusts reported. Hail damage to vehicles is expected and the NWS warns of wind damage to roofs, siding and trees.
NWS notes that locations impacted will include Syracuse, Ligonier, New Paris, Milford, Benton, Dewart Lake, Oakwood Park, Lake Wawasee, Cromwell, Knapp Lake, Kimmel, Bear Lake, Cosperville and Wolf Lake. Please note the storm is traveling east.
The NWS reports that torrential rainfall is occurring with this storm and advises that those driving avoid flooded roadways.]
A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is now in effect for Kosciusko and surrounding counties until 9 p.m. tonight.
Included in the watch area are the counties of Adams, Allen, Blackford, Cass, DeKalb, Elkhart, Fulton, Grant, Huntington, Jay, Kosciusko, LaPorte, LaGrange, Marshall, Miami, Noble, Pulaski, St. Joseph, Starke, Steuben, Wabash, Wells, White and Whitley counties.
The National Weather Service says conditions are favorable for storms today.