Wind, rain and flooding pose hazards today

The National Weather Service is warning that heavy rain tonight into Thursday morning could lead to runoff and flooding.

The agency has issued a flood watch for central Indiana from 7 p.m. this evening to 7 p.m. Thursday evening. Forecasters say that you could see flooding of rivers, creeks, streams and other low-lying and flood-prone locations.

More than 2 inches of rain is possible tonight and Thursday morning.

Our area is also under a wind advisory from 7 a.m. this morning until 7 p.m. tonight. The weather service says south winds of 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 45 mph are expected.

Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects, so you should secure them. Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages might result.

The weather service says you should use extra caution when driving, especially if you are in a high profile vehicle.