FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — Heavy rain – and flooding – is moving into the area over the next 48 hours.
Northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio are going to see 3 to 5 inches of rain from Thursday night to Saturday night.
The heaviest of the rain is going to start Friday night.
That's why the National Weather Service office of Northern Indiana has placed the entire area under an areal flood watch from 7 p.m. Friday to 7 p.m. Saturday.
Moderate flooding is expected at all rivers and low-lying areas. Some rivers will even experience major flooding.
All rivers have already been placed under flood warning lasting into early next week.
If you want to monitor the water levels at the rivers you live by, you can on this website.
Here are a couple of things to remember when driving around flooded areas:
It's going to be very important to Turn Around, Don't Drown.
Under no circumstance should you enter into the water because you do not know how deep the water is, what's in the water, and if the road is still intact under the water.
The good news is the snow and freezing rain is expected to stay north of our area, so we'll only see heavy rain and significant flooding from this system.
For more forecast information, head over to the weather page.