Heavy rainfall across northern Indiana led the National Weather Service to issue a flood watch for Elkhart County, as well as a flood warning that will take effect later this week.
One to three inches of rain fell across the area Thursday, April 3, and heavy rain is expected through Friday morning, April 4. This could lead to significant flooding in residential and agricultural areas, the weather service said.
The flood watch will be in effect from 3 p.m. Thursday until 11 a.m. Friday.
The weather service's flood warning will last from 2 a.m. Saturday, April 5, through 5 a.m. Monday, April 7. The Elkhart River is expected to flood around Elkhart County and Goshen in particular.
During periods of flooding, the weather service reminded residents to never drive their vehicles through flooded areas and never allow children (or adults, for that matter) to play in or near flood water.