Motorists are advised to drive with caution this morning as already reports of high water are being reported in several areas. Some of those areas are impassible.
Although northern Indiana is finally getting some much needed rain, it’s coming down so hard and fast that flash flood warnings and advisories have been issued for most all area counties.
The National Weather Service in Northern Indiana has issued a flash flood warning for southeastern Kosciusko County and northern Wabash County effective until 7:30 a.m.
At 5:27 a.m., the NWS was recording rainfall amounts of nearly an inch in less than an hour. An additional one and a half inches of rain are expected through 7:30 a.m. today.
Some locations in the warning area include Silver Lake, North Manchester, Larwill, Albion, Rome City, Wolf Lake and Big Long Lake.
The flash flood warning is also in effect for northern Huntington County, Whitley County, northeastern LaGrange County, western Allen County and Dekalb County.
A flood advisory has also been issued until 8:15 a.m. for Kosciusko, Elkhart, Marshall, Fulton, St. Joseph, LaGrange, Noble and Whitley counties.
The NWS says a strong line of storms dumping very heavy rain was extending from 11 miles east of Sturgis, Mich., to 4 miles north of Warsaw.