Elkhart County could see thunderstorms throughout the day Monday

Several businesses were affected by an equipment malfunction, a NIPSCO spokesman said.

Posted on Aug. 11, 2014 at 8:48 a.m.

Don’t forget your umbrella.

Elkhart County could see rain showers and thunderstorms throughout the day Monday, Aug. 11.

Utility companies say the storms were not responsible for Elkhart County power outages Monday morning.

NIPSCO reported three outages impacting 191 customers as of 11:15 a.m. Monday. The first of the outages was reported around 8:45 a.m., according to the outage map. By 12:30 p.m., there was only one outage impacting 22 customers.

The outages impacted several businesses along the busy road, including Chase Bank, McDonald’s and Bashor Children’s Home.

An equipment malfunction not related to the weather near C.R. 30 and Beaver Lane was responsible for the U.S. 33 outages, said NIPSCO spokesman Larry Graham.

Thunderstorms are likely before 10 a.m., with rain and a chance of storms continuing for the rest of the day and a high temperature of about 78 degrees, according to a forecast from the National Weather Service.

Storms are not expected to be severe, but they could bring heavy rainfall in some areas.

Some places in Goshen are seeing flooding, including on U.S. 33 near South Third Street.

Rain and isolated storms could continue overnight and into Tuesday morning, the NWS forecasted.


This story is developing and will be updated as more information becomes available.


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