Heavy rain today with a Flash Flood Watch in effect

Kristen Gonzales
June 26, 2017

"At least 1-3" of rain, with locally higher amounts, will be possible in just a few hours, especially for those under the current Flash Flood Watch.

With two inches having fallen and more rain on the way, the National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning at 5:18 p.m. today for Hardin County.

Scattered thunderstorms will develop this afternoon.

National Weather Service forecasters said rainfall totals of 2-4 inches were possible in several states, with up to 6 inches in isolated spots.

If you know of any closed roads or flash flooding, give Eagle Country 99.3 a call at 812-537-9724. Weather service flood warnings covered most of the southern two-thirds of the state, with more than 3 inches of rainfall having accumulated in some places by midday - and minor flooding expected along some in rivers. Weather service flood warnings covered most of the southern two-thirds of the state, with more than 3 inches (75 millimeters) of rainfall having accumulated in some places by midday - and minor flooding expected along some in rivers.

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Heavy rainfall associated with remnants of the storm caused scattered street flooding across central and southern IN on Friday.

As of now, most of our area is under a MARGINAL (1/5) risk for severe weather.

Meanwhile, the Gulf Coast was still suffering from the effects of Cindy, a former tropical storm in the Gulf of Mexico that crawled ashore early Thursday near the Louisiana-Texas state line. Partly cloudy skies, low humidity, and highs in the mid 70s!

Crews in Memphis cleared storm drains in advance to help prevent street flooding before the storm arrived.

Overview: Widespread rain, that could be heavy at times and lead to flooding issues, will continue Friday into early Saturday morning, as the remnants of Tropical Storm Cindy pass over the region. Forecasters also are checking damage elsewhere in central and southern Alabama to determine whether tornadoes struck there.

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