Widespread damaging thunderstorm and winds are expected today in Kalamazoo and surrounding areas.

Most of Indiana, Ohio and Southwest Michigan may get hit hard.

According to weather.com,

An outbreak of severe thunderstorms appears likely Wednesday and Wednesday night in parts of the Midwest, with the potential for widespread damaging wind gusts over several states from the southern Great Lakes to the Ohio Valley.

In addition to damaging winds, flooding is possible. Rainfall rates of 2 inches per hour are possible in thunderstorms on Wednesday morning and again during the afternoon and evening. Two distinct rounds of thunderstorms are possible.

The Kalamazoo area can expect Thunderstorms around 3 PM.  However, the very strong storms should be hitting us around 9 PM.