NWS outlines flooding concerns ahead of this week’s rain

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NWS outlines flooding concerns ahead of this week’s rain

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – While Fort Wayne is trending towards a warmer forecast this week, we also see rain chances that will move in mid-week.
The potential for heavy rainfall will increase later this week as a series of weather systems moves east.
The National Weather Service is forecasting precipitation to begin Wednesday night and chances will continue through the end of the weekend.

The NWS put out the following outlook ahead of the weather pattern shifting towards the east and Northeastern Indiana.

“The airmass will have very high water content for this time of year and will bring the potential for over 2 inches of rain from early Thursday into Saturday. Rises on rivers, especially those in the Maumee and
Upper Wabash basins are likely with some of these rivers possibly reaching flood stage. There is a good chance for minor flooding of lowlands and creeks, especially those that are more susceptible to flooding.”

The following areas are affected:
Adams-Allen IN-Blackford-Cass IN-De Kalb-Elkhart-Fulton IN-Grant-
Huntington-Jay-Kosciusko-Lagrange-La Porte-Marshall-Miami-Noble-
Pulaski-St. Joseph IN-Starke-Steuben-Wabash-Wells-White-Whitley-
Berrien-Branch-Cass MI-Hillsdale-St. Joseph MI-Allen OH-Defiance-
Fulton OH-Henry-Paulding-Putnam-Van Wert-Williams-