Ripley, Franklin, Dearborn counties under Flash Flood Watch tonight through Noon Saturday

Southeastern IN — The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for Ripley, Franklin, and Dearborn counties from 6:00 tonight evening through Noon tomorrow.

Showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop late this afternoon and continue into the overnight hours. The rain will be heavy at times with rainfall rates of 1 to 2 inches an hour possible in some of the storms. In areas of repeated storms, rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches will be possible.

People in the watch area should keep an eye on the weather and be prepared for immediate action should heavy rains and flooding occur or a Flash Flood Warning be issued. Avoid low-lying areas and be careful when approaching highway dips and underpasses.

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