Hot and humid air will fuel strong to severe storms from the southern Plains to the Great Lakes today.

A disturbance moving into the Midwest will help generate enough lift for storms to form and organize from Oklahoma to New York today, with the bulk of the activity occurring in the afternoon and evening.

Areas closest to the core of the disturbance have the best chance of seeing severe storms today, which includes southern Michigan, northern Indiana, and northwestern Ohio. Detroit and Fort Wayne, Ind. fall within this zone.

Severe Thunderstorm Watch remains in effect for northern Indiana and southwestern Michigan. It includes South Bend, Ind., and Lansing, Mich.

Storms will be capable of producing damaging winds and hail, and a few storms may be able to produce tornadoes.

Keep in mind that lightning is one of Mother Nature’s most dangerous killers. If you can hear thunder, you are close enough to the storm to be struck by lightning, even if the sun is shining.

Don’t drive through any flooded roadways if you encounter high water. Remember to ‘Turn Around, Don’t Drown.’ It could save your life.

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