Impressive rain totals, power outage information from Tuesday’s storm

(Photo supplied/ABC 57)

The South Bend and Elkhart metro areas were spared the worst of the storms, yesterday, but not all of Michiana can say the same.

As much as 4.5 inches of rain fell in portions of Berrien County in less than three hours.

Wind gusts near 70 miles per hour caused some power lines to snap, cutting electricity to as many as 6,000 Indiana Michigan Power customers at the height of the outages.

Most of the outages were reported in the Three Rivers area.


Indiana: 1,746

  • Elkhart area: 1,598
  • South Bend area: < 10
  • Fort Wayne: 70

Michigan: 4,346

  • Three Rivers area: 2,892
  • Benton Harbor area: 1113
  • Buchanan: < 50

Crews have been working to restore the power since the storms ended last night. At 5 a.m. on Wednesday, fewer than 800 I&M customers were still without electricity.

Track Indiana Michigan Power Outages Here

With the worst of this week’s weather now history, you can expect some comfortable and sunny days ahead.

A few more clouds start to move in Wednesday night, turning mostly cloudy for Thursday.

A couple of isolated showers are possible with temperatures remaining cooler. It warms right back up on Friday with plenty of sunshine.

It’s followed by a perfect weekend, sunshine and highs in the mid-80s.

Your ABC 57 First Warning Neighborhood Weather Center Forecast:

Wednesday: Sunny. High 74.

Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy. Low 58.

Thursday: Mostly cloudy. High 72.

Friday: Mostly Sunny. High 78.

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