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High winds forecast for Thursday

The National Weather Service has issued a high wind watch for Thursday.

The watch remains in effect from Thursday morning through Thursday evening.

Thursday’s forecast includes showers and thunderstorm possibilities as temperatures continue to push into the upper 50s.

Southwest winds on Thursday are expected to be 25-to-35 mph with gusts up to 55 mph possible.

Damaging winds could blow down trees and power lines leaving power outages a possibility. Also, travel could be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.

Counties in the watch include: Adams, Allen, Benton, Blackford, Boone, Carroll, Cass, Clinton, DeKalb, Delaware, Elkhart, Fountain, Fulton, Grant, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Henry, Howard, Huntington, Jasper, Jay, Kosciusko, Johnson, Lagrange, Lake, LaPorte, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Miami, Montgomery, Morgan, Newton, Noble, Parke, Porter, Pulaski, Putnam, Randolph, Rush, St. Joseph, Shelby, Starke, Steuben, Tippecanoe, Tipton, Vermillion, Wabash, Warren, Wells, White, and Whitley.

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