The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for parts of Huntington, Wabash and Wells counties until 11:45 a.m. Saturday, mainly in southern areas near the Salamonie and Mississinewa rivers.
Weather-service radar and spotter reports have indicated that 6 to 10 inches of rain fell across the warning area during the last 24 hours, with most of the rainfall since Thursday night, the weather service in northern Indiana said.
Runoff from the heavy rainfall will continue to result in widespread flooding through Saturday morning, it said.
The Salamonie River below Warren, affecting Huntington, Wabash and Wells counties, and the Mississinewa River near Marion, affecting Wabash County, are expected to have moderate flooding, the weather service said.
The Salamonie is expected to crest at 16.2 feet around 8 a.m. Saturday, and fall below the 12-foot flood stage around 4 a.m. Sunday, the weather service said. It was at 10.9 feet and rising at 9 a.m. Friday.
The Mississinewa is expected to crest at 15.9 feet around 8 a.m. Saturday and fall below the 12-foot flood stage about 6 p.m. Saturday, the weather service said. It was at 5.5 feet and rising at 9 a.m. Friday.
The weather service said drivers should not travel into areas where the water covers the road.