Flood Watch in effect from Wednesday evening into Thursday evening

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A Flood Watch will go into effect for all of central Indiana from 7 pm Wednesday to 7 pm Thursday.

“Much of central Indiana could see anywhere between one and two inches of rain during that time period, which could result in flooding. The system will arrive Wednesday night, continue through the day Thursday, and then exit Thursday evening,” said Jason Puma with the National Weather Service in Indianapolis.

Puma says portions of northern Indiana could get snow. Freezing rain and sleet are also possible. He says southern Indiana will get lesser amounts.

“The main way that people in Indiana, and for that matter the rest of the United States, get themselves into trouble with flooding is that they drive themselves right into floodwaters. That’s why we always say, ‘Turn around. Don’t down,” said Puma.

Puma says this week will continue to bring up and down temperatures.

“We will have a nice warm-up Wednesday. High temperatures will be in the mid-50s on Wednesday. Then we’ll cool off for the weekend. Highs on Friday and Saturday will only be in the 30s,” said Puma.

A Flood Watch means that flooding in the area is possible. A Flood Warning means that a flood is already occurring in the area and safety measures must be taken to prevent injury and property damage.

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