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STATEWIDE–The entire state should expect precipitation in some form starting Monday night and lasting throughout Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.
The primary impact is supposed to be south of Indianapolis.
“It will be in areas that are near waterways or low-lying areas. If you’re driving on interstates, there could be some ponding. That would be places like Bloomington, Columbus, and points south. We’re looking at about an inch to an inch and a half of rain,” said Aaron Updike, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Indianapolis.
As for what a low-lying area is, Updike says a lot of it has to do with being near a body of water.
“If you go past south of Indianapolis, there are hills and areas where water may run off. That can lead to flooding,” said Updike.
Updike doesn’t anticipate any severe weather.
“You might hear a rumble of thunder, maybe a lightning strike, but for the most part, it should be rather mundane outside of the possibility of heavy rain and localized flooding,” said Updike.
Some light snow is also possible on Tuesday for portions of northern Indiana. The National Weather Service in Northern Indiana says some places could get anywhere between a quarter of an inch and a half-inch.
“The system then moves out for a brief period Wednesday morning, but then there’s another system that moves through Wednesday night. Then we finally get a little bit of a lull Thursday and Friday,” said Updike.
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