Kosciusko County experiences severe weather on Friday

(photo supplied / National Weather Service of Northern Indiana)

The U.S. National Weather Service issued a Tornado Warning for Kosciusko, Wabash, and Whitley Counties until 3:15 p.m. on Friday. This followed a Tornado Watch that was set to be in effect until 6 p.m.

A severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located near North Manchester, moving east at 35 mph, around 2:40 p.m. Friday afternoon. It seemed to mainly effect the Southern part of the County, and the Tornado Warning for Wabash County was extended until 3:45 p.m.

Quarter-size hail was reported in some areas. News Now Warsaw listeners reported downed trees in Silver Lake and Pierceton.

When a Tornado Warning is in effect, it is important to seek shelter immediately. You can do this by moving to a basement or an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building. If you are outdoors, in a mobile home, or in a vehicle, move to the closest substantial shelter and protect yourself from flying debris.

The National Weather Service of Northern Indiana warns of strong thunderstorms with strong winds and heavy rain that will continue to move eastward this evening from southwest Michigan through our area and into central Indiana.