Flood warnings issued; severe storms possible

The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for several rivers in our area, a flash flood watch for southern Indiana and is forecasting the possibility of some severe weather this evening.

The flood warnings are for Driftwood River and East Fork White River in Seymour.

Minor flooding is forecast on the Driftwood River with the river rising above flood stage by tomorrow evening and cresting Saturday afternoon. Forecasters report that it should fall below flood stage by Sunday evening.

Minor flooding is also forecast on East Fork White River in Seymour, starting this evening. The National Weather Service estimates that the river will rise above flood stage by this afternoon and continue rising through late Saturday night.

A Flash Flood Watch is also in effect for southern Indiana including Jennings and Jackson counties from this evening through tomorrow morning.Two rounds of rain, one this morning and one this evening could produce up to an inch of rain. Combined with yesterday’s rain could lead to flash flooding.

The National Weather Service has also put our area under an enhanced risk for severe weather. The state’s greatest threat for severe weather is south-central and southeastern Indiana, according to the agency.The primary thunderstorm and severe threat will be between 6 p.m. today and 4 a.m. Friday.

The likelihood of wind damage is greater than hail or tornadoes, according to the Bartholomew County Emergency Management Agency.