A flash flood watch is in effect for northern Indiana through late tonight. The National Weather Service warns thunderstorms with heavy rainfall are expected to become widespread across the area this afternoon and tonight as a slow moving cold front comes into the area.
That, combined with recent heavy rains and high river and stream levels could result in flash flooding. People living near streams, rivers and in urban areas are especially susceptible to flash flooding and are urged to take precautionary measures, as a watch means conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding.
Don’t drive through water across a roadway, as the surface may be washed away underneath. Remember, turn around, don’t drown. Be prepared to seek shelter on higher ground should a flash flood warning be issued.