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Flood watch issued

FORT WAYNE – The National Weather Service in northern Indiana says northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio are in for rain on Thursday. Combine that with melting snow and ice, and the area could get some flooding.

The weather service said many areas may be at risk for high waters starting tomorrow and lasting into the weekend.

A flood watch for all counties in the region is currently set to begin at 7 a.m. Thursday and end at 1 a.m. Friday.

“People living in areas prone to flooding should take time to prepare now and listen for possible warnings,” the weather service said when it issued the statement late Wednesday morning.

The weather service urged those with storm drains to clean them out before the rain begins.

There is a slight chance of thunderstorms with damaging wind gusts Thursday, particularly along and south of U.S. 24, the weather service said. Wabash, Huntington, Fort Wayne and Defiance, Ohio, are along U.S. 24.