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STATEWIDE–A flood watch is in effect for nearly all of Indiana until 1 am Wednesday.

“The central and southern portions of the state are where we’re most concerned about the flooding potential. If you’re out traveling near low-lying areas, don’t chance it. Don’t go into floodwater,” said Joe Nield, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Indianapolis.

Nield estimates that the flood watch line extends from Terre Haute up through Tipton.

“A flood watch means that there is potential for heavy rain and flooding in low-lying areas, the kind of flooding you may see in fields, ditches, and things like that. The rain that does fall runs off very efficiently, so it doesn’t take much time for significant rainfall to cause some issues,” said Nield.

Some places in Indiana could get anywhere between two and three inches of rain. Snow and freezing rain are expected to move in beginning Wednesday.

“Light precipitation will develop Wednesday night into early Thursday, potentially in the form of snow. Areas north of the Indy metro look to be getting mostly snow, areas to the south may transition to all rain that second wave before colder air moves in Thursday night and transitions everybody back to snow before everything comes to an end by daybreak on Friday,” said Nield.

Along the I-70 corridor, Nield says there could be a mix of freezing rain and sleet, which will likely make for a “messy commute.”

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