Rainy next 48 hours, Flash Flood Watch in effect

  • Rainy next 48 hours, Flash Flood Watch in effect

Rainy next 48 hours, Flash Flood Watch in effect

There will be nearly an 80 percent chance of rain in the Harrisburg area at 5 p.m. Friday, according to the National Weather Service at State College.

The National Weather Service issued an advisory saying significant river flooding was occurring or was imminent across most of IN from Friday through Wednesday. "Localized amounts of 3 to 5 inches are possible", the National Weather Service says, which could cause flooding.

Rain will be heavy at times Friday night and early Saturday.

Partly cloudy conditions with a low around 52 are forecast for the evening, according to the National Weather Service. Slight chance of showers between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Multiple Indiana counties have issued travel advisories as the state prepares for another two to four inches of rain that is expected to fall through the next two days.

Interestingly, there appears to be some disagreement within the National Weather Service about the severe weather threat on Friday.

Rain is forecast to continue into Thursday morning, with gusty winds developing behind the system and much cooler temperatures expected. Flash flooding is already occurring on county roads in southern Moultrie County and more flash flooding is expected.

"Any additional heavy rain later today may lead to renewed or worsening flooding". While some may get a quick soaking, others may miss significant rain altogether.

Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 42.