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Flash Flood Watch Thursday, Friday

Posted On February 20, 2014

By Mike Perleberg

(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – We’ll see the warmest temperatures of the year so far Thursday.

The high is expected to reach into the 60s, but the warm-up will be accompanied by rain and thunderstorms that could have adverse affects on the area.

The National Weather Service has the entire tri-state under a Flash Flood Watch until 4:00 a.m. Friday. A vigorous cold front will bring very heavy rainfall in a short period of time to much of the region, according to meteorologists.

Storms expected Thursday evening will bring up to an inch of rain. Streams and creeks may fill up quickly because the ground is already saturated by the melting snow. Winds could be damaging, too, with gusts up to 30 MPH.

The threat of rain and storms moves out early Friday morning. The forecast for Friday calls for mostly clear skies with a high in the upper 40s.