Flood Watch Issued by NWS NorthernIndiana (Northern Indiana and Northeastern Ohio)
Indiana Target Area: Cass, Kosciusko, Miami, Wabash and Whitley Counties.
The National Weather Service in Northern Indiana has issued a Flood Watch for the following rivers Eel River at North Manchester affecting Cass, Kosciusko, Miami, Wabash and Whitley Counties.
*From late Monday night until Friday morning.
*At 9 AM Sunday the stage was 6.7 feet and falling.
*Flood stage is 9.0 feet, flooding is possible.
*Forecast; If current precipitation forecasts hold, the river may rise to near 13.1 feet Tuesday afternoon. A higher crest is possible.
Additional rounds of heavy rain are expected over the area this week. The ground remains saturated from heavy rainfall Friday where some locations received over 5 inches.
Instructions: Be prepared for very rapid rises on the Eel River this week. Torrential rain fall is possible through Wednesday night. A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts. You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop. More information can be found on the internet at www.weather.gov/iwx under Rivers and Lakes.