Flash flood watch in effect until tonight; flooding expected through mid-week

The National Weather Service in Indianapolis has issued a flash flood watch for our area through tonight. Flood warnings are also being issued for most rivers in our area through Thursday.

Heavy rain is expected today, leading to the flash flood danger. According to the agency, a flash flood watch means that conditions may develop that could lead to flash flooding. You should monitor weather forecasts and be prepared to take action should flash flood warnings be issued.

The flood warnings are in effect from this afternoon through Thursday afternoon on rivers including East Fork White River, Flatrock, Driftwood and Muscatatuck rivers.

East Fork White River at Columbus is expected to rise above the 9 foot flood stage by early afternoon Tuesday and continue to rise to 11.3 feet by early Tuesday afternoon. The river is expected to fall below flood stage by Thursday.

Links to the National Weather Service river gauges and forecasts for East Fork White river and Driftwood River:

East Fork White River at Columbus

East Fork White River at Seymour

Driftwood River at Edinburgh