Flood Watch

…FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY EVENING THROUGH SATURDAY 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 FRIDAY EVENING THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING * WIDESPREAD MODERATE TO HEAVY RAINFALL WILL DEVELOP FRIDAY EVENING AND CONTINUE INTO SATURDAY EVENING. RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 2 TO 4 INCHES ARE LIKELY ACROSS THE WATCH AREA WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE. * FLOODING OF LOW LYING AREAS AND ALONG SMALL CREEKS AND STREAM IS MOST LIKELY. IN ADDITION SIGNIFICANT RIVER FLOODING IS LIKELY TO DEVELOP THIS WEEKEND AND EXTEND INTO MUCH OF NEXT WEEK. 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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