Heat keeps coming in wake of powerful thunderstorms

Jun. 15—ELKHART — Near-record heat was expected to continue roasting the area Wednesday following powerful storms that knocked out power to thousands and temporarily flooded some streets.

Thunderstorm clusters in the lower Great Lakes region Monday night met the criteria to be considered a derecho, the National Weather Service said Tuesday. A derecho is a widespread, straight-line wind storm that is associated with fast-moving severe thunderstorms.