STATEWIDE–Rain is supposed to fall across Indiana this week, which could lead to some areas dealing with flooding.
Even though the entire state needs to be on the lookout for flooding this week, the National Weather Service is particularly concerned about flooding in southwest Indiana.
“Places in that area got around four inches of rain, so any additional rain that falls in that area will cause additional flooding issues,” said Greg Melo, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Indianapolis.
Melo says there is supposed to be more rain this week, starting late Monday night.
“For Tuesday, we do have a ‘marginal risk’ for far portions of central Indiana. There is a threat for damaging winds, but we think the severe weather threat is low,” said Melo.
A “marginal risk” of severe weather means isolated severe thunderstorms are possible, but they would be limited in duration, coverage, or intensity.
Even though tornado warnings were issued for portions Putnam, Hamilton, and Boone counties between 6 and 7 pm Sunday, Melo says there is no evidence that a tornado occurred. He says it is not a given that a tornado touched down even though they issued a tornado warning.
“We also tornado warnings just by looking at the radar. If we see rotation on radar, we’ll send out a warning,” said Melo.
Melo says the recent rainfall is helping ease some of the drought conditions in Indiana.
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