Weather Team 18 Alert: A Flood Warning is in effect until 5 p.m. EDT for Newton, Jasper, and Benton Counties. Many of these areas have had two to five inches of rain. No more heavy rain is expected in these areas but some street and lowland flooding is being reported in the Kentland area. A Wind Advisory continues until 8 p.m. for Carroll, Warren, Tippcanoe, Clinton, Howard, Fountain, Montgomery, Miami, and Fulton Counties. Wind gusts of 30 to 50 mph can be expected at times creating tough driving conditions. Watch for tree limbs on area roadways.
What a day it has been. It is not often you watch a tropical system like Ike move through your neighborhood at 70 mph. The good news is that the heavy rain is over, but gusts to 50 mph are still possible between now and 8 p.m. Take some pictures of those tree limbs and rainy fields and I will make an Ike archive for you. We will also talk about some 65 mph wind gusts reported in southern Indiana tonight at 11 p.m. on the news and who had nearly 5 inches of rain in our viewing area. My wife has a ham and potatoes for me! This is a perfect way to celebrate Ike. I am glad everybody stayed safe and sound and I do think we will be okay on all area rivers and waterways with the exception of areas near the Kankeekee River. I will check more into this and have an update this evening.