Storms Prompt Flood Watches, Wind Advisory

Image: NOAA
Image: NOAA

Afternoon rain showers and evening storms that could potentially become severe will move through the area Thursday. The storms could produce high winds and flooding along creeks, streams and other drainage areas.

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch from 3:00 p.m. Thursday until 4:00 a.m. Friday for the majority of the listening area.

For residents in Decatur, Rush and Jennings counties, a Wind Advisory is in effect from 7:00 p.m. Thursday to 7:00p.m. Friday. Forecasters said winds of up to 30mph are expected with gusts of up to 45mph.

The high winds could impact the handling of high profile vehicles and cause objects like garbage cans to get blown around.

Local highway departments have taken precautions by moving snow further off the road and removing water from some drainage areas. The mix of above average temperatures and precipitation could lead to water covered roads due to the melting snow.

Commuters should be especially careful in the evening and early morning as it can be difficult to see water and it’s depth across the roadway. Driving through water could cause hydroplaning.

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