Thursday storms drop more trees, power lines

LAGRANGE – Powerful thunderstorms again dropped tree limbs, power lines and lots of rain across much of Michiana on Thursday.

The first line of storms pushed through southern Michigan, dropping trees and limbs in Cass County and near White Pigeon.

A second round of storms dropped more trees and limbs in Goshen and Elkhart and prompted severe thunderstorm warnings.

A trained weather spotter in Hudson reported heavy rainfall of 2.43 inches.

Our gauge at Lagrange had 97-hundredths of an inch at 5 this morning. We’ve had nearly 5 inches in the last four days – far exceeding the total rainfall we had in July.

A chance of thunderstorms will linger over Northern Indiana today mainly after 10 a-m. Storms are not expected to become severe.