Flood watch in effect tonight; Severe weather chances lessen

The National Weather Service says that yesterday’s heavy rains are bringing the possibility of flooding overnight.

Up to 3 inches of rain has already fallen with more expected this evening and tonight, which could lead to flooding on East Fork White River and its tributaries.

A flood watch for our area goes into effect at 6 tonight through late this evening according to the agency. Forecasters say that the area under threat includes Bartholomew, Decatur, Jackson, Jennings and Shelby counties.

However, tonight’s expected bad weather forecast is looking a little better. According to Bartholomew County emergency officials, the National Weather Service says the storms are dipping to the south and the county is no longer in the enhanced risk category, but instead in the marginal risk area.

We could still see severe weather with a low risk of damaging winds of up to 60 mph, hail np to an inch in size and possible tornadoes. The storms should be coming through between 5 and 10 p.m.