THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A WEATHER STATEMENT FOR PUTNAM COUNTY.

.. STRONG THUNDERSTORMS MOVING TOWARD NORTHERN ALLEN... SOUTHEASTERN PAULDING... VAN WERT... AND PUTNAM COUNTIES...

AT 432 PM EDT... NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED STRONG THUNDERSTORMS ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM LEIPSIC TO DELPHOS TO OHIO CITY... MOVING NORTHEAST AT 20 MPH.

WINDS UP TO 45 MPH... OCCASIONAL CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING AND VERY HEAVY DOWNPOURS WITH RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 1 TO 2 INCHES IN AN HOUR ARE POSSIBLE WITH THESE STORMS.

LOCATIONS IN THE PATH OF THESE STORMS INCLUDE... VAN WERT... LEIPSIC AND WEST LEIPSIC... PRENTISS... BELMORE... WETZEL... CLOVERDALE