Once again, heavy rain traveled over the viewing area last night and this morning. It dropped an additional 2” to 4” of rain, with the highest rain totals in our northern counties. The image below shows a list of rain totals since Monday. The highest rain total was measured in the Rensselaer area at five (5) inches. The Purdue University airport in Lafayette received 3.94” of rain within the last three days.
Flooding is now a concern across the area this midday. Several counties are under Flood Watches and Warnings because of the high rainfall amounts. We are closely monitoring rivers and streams because the levels are quickly rising today. The Wabash River is currently in moderate flood stage through Lafayette and it will crest at 23.5 feet early Thursday morning.
The Tippecanoe River is currently cresting in high flood stage at 15.5 feet (State Road 18 Highway Bridge). Watch for flooded roads this afternoon and potentially slick roads early tomorrow morning. A light rain-snow mix will be possible overnight and early Thursday as temperatures fall near freezing.