Flood Watch

FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING… THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NORTHERN INDIANA HAS ISSUED A * FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF NORTHERN INDIANA, SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN, AND NORTHWEST OHIO, INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS, IN NORTHERN INDIANA, ADAMS, ALLEN IN, BLACKFORD, CASS IN, DE KALB, ELKHART, FULTON IN, GRANT, HUNTINGTON, JAY, KOSCIUSKO, LA PORTE, LAGRANGE, MARSHALL, MIAMI, NOBLE, PULASKI, ST. JOSEPH IN, STARKE, STEUBEN, WABASH, WELLS, WHITE, AND WHITLEY. IN SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN, BERRIEN, BRANCH, CASS MI, HILLSDALE, AND ST. JOSEPH MI. IN NORTHWEST OHIO, ALLEN OH, DEFIANCE, FULTON OH, HENRY, PAULDING, PUTNAM, VAN WERT, AND WILLIAMS. * FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING * HEAVY RAINFALL IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP OVER THE AREA TONIGHT AND PERSIST THROUGH FRIDAY. RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 2 TO 4 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE. * RISES ON RIVERS ARE EXPECTED WITH SOME RIVERS POSSIBLY REACHING MODERATE OR MAJOR FLOOD STAGES. * LOWLAND AREAS THAT HAVE YET TO DRAIN FROM THE PAST HEAVY RAINFALL WILL LIKELY UNDERGO MORE WIDESPREAD FLOODING. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING BASED ON CURRENT FORECASTS. YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE ALERT FOR POSSIBLE FLOOD WARNINGS. THOSE LIVING IN AREAS PRONE TO FLOODING SHOULD BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLOODING DEVELOP. 

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