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The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch in effect until noon today for our area:
Flash Flood Watch
(March 27, 2020) – Yes, severe thunderstorms are in the forecast. But, did you know that parts of the area are under a Flash Flood watch? Rain and storms arrive tonight and continue at times through Saturday night. Storms could produce rainfall rates near 1” per hour, and could “train” or redevelop over some areas repeatedly. Flooding can develop quickly.
Text of the Flood Watch:
National Weather Service Northern Indiana
108 AM EDT Sat Mar 28 2020
Noble-De Kalb-Starke-Pulaski-Marshall-Fulton IN-Kosciusko-Whitley-Allen IN-White-Cass IN-Miami-Wabash-Huntington-Wells-Adams-Grant-Blackford-Jay-Defiance-Henry-Paulding-Putnam-Van Wert-Allen OH-
Including the cities of Kendallville, Ligonier, Albion, Auburn, Garrett, Knox, North Judson, Bass Lake, Winamac, Francesville, Medaryville, Plymouth, Bremen, Culver, Rochester, Akron, Warsaw, Winona Lake, Syracuse, Mentone, Columbia City, Tri-Lakes, South Whitley, Fort Wayne, New Haven, Monticello, Monon, Brookston, Logansport, Royal Center, Peru, Grissom AFB, Mexico, Wabash, North Manchester, Huntington, Roanoke, Bluffton, Ossian, Decatur, Berne, Marion, Gas City, Upland, Hartford City, Montpelier, Portland, Dunkirk, Defiance, Sherwood, Hicksville, Napoleon, Deshler, Liberty Center, Paulding, Antwerp, Payne, Ottawa, Leipsic, Columbus Grove, Continental, Pandora, Van Wert, Ohio City, Lima, and Spencerville
108 AM EDT Sat Mar 28 2020 /1208 AM CDT Sat Mar 28 2020/
…FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON EDT /11 AM CDT/TODAY…
The Flash Flood Watch continues for
* portions of northern Indiana and northwest Ohio, including the following areas, in northern Indiana, Adams, Allen IN, Blackford, Cass IN, De Kalb, Fulton IN, Grant, Huntington, Jay, Kosciusko, Marshall, Miami, Noble, Pulaski, Starke, Wabash, Wells, White, and Whitley. In northwest Ohio, Allen OH, Defiance, Henry, Paulding, Putnam, and Van Wert.
* Until noon EDT /11 AM CDT/ today
* Showers and thunderstorms capable of producing heavy rain are expected to develop north of a warm front through morning. These storms may be capable of producing one to one and a half inches of rainfall per hour, with localized higher amounts. This rainfall, occuring over moist soils, may result in flooding of poor drainage areas, and rapid runoff may cause rapid rises on area streams, creeks, and rivers.
A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.
You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.