Area communities offer cooling centers because of the heat.
Lightning caused at least one fire Monday afternoon as a line of storms brought rain and cooler temperatures to the region.
A strong, slow-moving thunderstorm hit western Lake County on Saturday afternoon, closing U.S. 30 in both directions near U.S. 41 and stranding some motorists in floodwaters.
SOUTH HAVEN | After nearly 6 inches of rain early Friday caused flooding, evacuations and road closures around Porter County, residents and elected officials are looking for solutions before future weather threatens with more of the same.
A forecast including waves as high as 11 feet on Lake Michigan prompted a beach hazard statement for Lake, Porter, LaPorte and Cook counties through Thursday morning.
Environmental agencies in Indiana and Illinois are warning of poor air quality due to high ozone levels expected throughout the region Monday.
A beach hazards statement remains in effect through Tuesday night for Lake Michigan beaches in Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties.
A tornado was reported near Rensselaer on Sunday night, and thunderstorms flooded streets, uprooted trees and downed power lines throughout the region.
As much as 5 inches of snow fell in some parts of the region Monday night into Tuesday morning, causing multiple accidents on area roadways.
The National Weather Service issued a flood warning for the Kankakee River at Shelby, affecting Lake and Newton counties.
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