Chances increase for severe weather tonight, Tuesday

Bartholomew County Emergency Management press release

Bartholomew County has been upgraded to an Enhanced Risk for severe weather Monday evening and Tuesday. A Slight Risk remains for Flash Flooding for Tonight through Tuesday morning.

Increased Risk for Flash Flooding on Tuesday.
Multiple rounds of strong to severe storms likely through Tuesday evening.
Additional strong to severe storms possible Tuesday afternoon through early evening, mainly near and south of the I-70 Corridor. Widespread 1-3 inches of rain expected with locally higher amounts possible.

Increasing concern for severe weather on Tuesday afternoon. Threat on Tuesday is greatest across south and east portions of the area.

Timing: Greatest threat – After 5 PM (Monday)

Multiple rounds expected through Tuesday.

  • 12 PM to 8 PM (Monday)
  • 8 PM (Monday) to 4 AM (Tuesday)
  • Most likely timing for Flash Flooding risk – 5 PM (Monday) to 8 AM (Tuesday)
  • Increased Risk of Flash Flooding (2”+) – 5 PM to 8PM (Tuesday)
  • Heaviest rain expected 10 PM (Monday) to 6 AM (Tuesday)

Main Threats:

  • Heavy Rain (Monday and Tuesday)
  • Large Hail – (Monday)
  • Damaging Wind and Possible Tornadoes (Monday)

Actions/What To Do:

  • Be weather aware.
  • Have multiple ways to receive warnings.
  • Have a safety plan in place and be ready to act when severe weather is imminent.
  • Be ready to seek higher ground should flood waters near your location.
  • Motorists – NEVER cross a flooded roadway.
  • Use caution when driving at night. Flooded roadways are hard to see in the dark.