Flood Watch

Issued by the National Weather Service

For Hillsdale County, Michigan

FLOOD WATCH FROM 2PM EDT WED UNTIL 5AM EDT THU …FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT… 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, ALLEN IN, DE KALB, ELKHART, KOSCIUSKO, LA PORTE, LAGRANGE, MARSHALL, NOBLE, ST. JOSEPH IN, STARKE, STEUBEN, 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. * THROUGH LATE TONIGHT * ONE OR MORE ROUNDS OF THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED INTO LATE TONIGHT ALONG AND NORTH OF ROUTE 30. SOME LOCATIONS COULD SEE 1 TO 2 INCHES OF RAIN THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON WITH ADDITIONAL HEAVY RAINFALL LIKELY TONIGHT. LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS WILL BE POSSIBLE. * EVEN THOUGH WATER HAS STARTED TO RECEDE IN SOME AREAS, HIGH WATER LEVELS AND SATURATED GROUND CONDITIONS WILL QUICKLY LEAD TO RENEWED FLOODING AND LIFE THREATENING SITUATIONS. 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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