Rain DevelopingJanuary 10th, 2014 at 12:25 pm by Pamela Gardner under Weather
Showers and t-storms are developing to the west and south of Indiana now. Isolated showers start to move into Indiana by 1pm. The heavy rain picks up for the evening commute and the heavy rain continues overnight into daybreak Saturday. We could see street flooding and minor river flooding as we accumulate .5″ to 1.5″ of rainfall. Temps fall Saturday and we could see a light wintry mix in the afternoon. Sunday will be the drier of the two days this weekend.
Temperatures are slowly warming up. Highs today reach the upper 30s and lower 40s. Saturday morning we hit a high of 44º, but fall into the upper 30s by the afternoon. Highs Sunday reach the lower 40s.
The National Weather Service in Indianapolis has issued a Flood Warning for portions of the following rivers in central...western and southern Indiana... Driftwood River...Eel River...East Fork White River...White River...Wabash River... . Lowland river flooding will develop this late this weekend and continue through the week of January 12. At this time...significant flooding as experienced in December is not anticipated. Late Friday morning a snow pack of 4 to more than 10 inches covered much of central and northern Indiana. The combination of slow to moderately melting snow and rainfall of one-half to nearly an inch by Saturday afternoon will cause lowland flooding late in the weekend. High water will continue much of next week. Precautionary/Preparedness Actions... Homeowners should open storm drains blocked by snow to prevent local flooding. Motorists should never drive into flood water. Turn around and go another way. Keep children away from flooded areas. Recreational and agricultural interests should remain alert to changing river conditions. For detailed flood information go to weather.gov/ind on the web. From the blue menu bar on the left side of the page...click on rivers and lakes.