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Severe thunderstorm warning issued for southwest Elkhart County

Posted on June 12, 2013 at 1:00 a.m.

ELKHART — The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for southwest Elkhart County.

The warning is in effect until 9 p.m. as strong thunderstorms caused by a rare derecho weather system sweep through the area.

The storms could bring wind gusts of up to 80 miles per hour and golf ball-sized hail.

Extensive damage to roofs, windows, trees and power lines is likely.