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Weather Updates: Flood Warnings In Effect, -5 Wind Chills Friday Morning

Green shaded areas indicate flood warnings still in effect until early Friday morning.

MIDNIGHT UPDATE

A wind advisory and flood warnings continue through the overnight hours. National Weather Service officials say rain from earlier today will freeze overnight causing slick roads.

Friday morning wind chills could drop to -5 degrees.

Thursday's rain total in Bloomington measured 5.7 inches. Columbus saw 4 inches. At Spencer, the White River is expected to crest at nearly 7 feet above flood stage.

Weather status by county as well as delays and closings being reported to WFIU and WTIU News can be found here.

4:30 P.M. UPDATE

Emergency officials in Knox Co. are reporting tornado damage at 4222 Band Mill Road five miles from Decker, IN. 

The National Weather Service issued several tornado warnings earlier today for radar-based rotation. 60 MPH winds were predicted with severe thunderstorm warnings.

Fire rescue officials in Edinburgh say 5.13 inches of rain fell over the past two days.

Weather status by county as well as delays and closings being reported to WFIU and WTIU News can be found here.

3:00 P.M. UPDATE - (AP)

Heavy rains have inundated central and southern Indiana, flooding roads, closing schools and heightening the fear of flooding along major rivers in the coming days.

The storms Thursday also prompted several tornado warnings, but none were immediately confirmed.

The National Weather Service reported more than 3 inches of rain fell near Vincennes in 4½ hours and heavy rains left downtown streets impassable in the Monroe County town of Ellettsville. Part of Indiana 46 was under water.

Several schools in the Bloomington area dismissed early because of flooding.

The weather service warned "significant" flooding is possible on the Wabash River at Lafayette and Gibson County and on the White River from Spencer downstream. At Spencer, the White River is expected to crest at nearly 7 feet (2.1 meters) above flood stage.

Weather status by county as well as delays and closings being reported to WFIU and WTIU News can be found here.

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Heavy rain floods Indiana Ave. at Indiana University Thursday. (Steve Burns, WFIU/WTIU News)

2:15 P.M. UPDATE

Law enforcement is reporting downtown streets in Ellettsville are impassable. State Road 46 westbound is under water. State Road 46 west of Nashville is also flooded.

Monroe County Emergency Management officials released a list of roads that are flooded:

Anderson Road, Lydy Road to Farr Road
Baby Creek Road, north of SR 46
Bottom Road, Woodall Road to Dittemore Road
Bottom Road, Prather Road to Mt Pleasant Road
Brock Rd.
Breeden Road, Tom Phillips Road to Graves Road
Brummetts Creek Road, Brock Road to Fleener Road
Bunger Road
County Line Rd.
Cave Road at Gifford Rd.
Dillman Road, SR 37 to Victor Pike
Earl Young Road, bottom of the hill
Fleener Rd.
Fluck Mill Rd.
Friendship Road
Frye Rd.
Gettys Creek Rd.
Kent Rd.
Gore Road
Gross Road
Ketchum Rd.
Kerr Creek Road
Matthews Rd.
McGowen Rd.
Maple Grove at Bottom Rd.
Mel Currie Road
Moores Creek Rd.
Miller Road
Moon Road
Mt. Pleasant at low water bridge
Roberts Rd.
Mt. Tabor Rd. at Bottom Rd.
Shilo Road, between Anderson Road and Miller Road
Shuffle Creek Rd.
Showers Road
Stipp Road
Wampler Rd.
Tom Phillips Road
Woodall Road
Woodland Road
Wylie Road

WEIMER & TAPP
FAIRVIEW & 10TH
INDIANA & 6TH
WALNUT ST PIKE & WINSLOW
WINSLOW & HIGH
WASHINGTON & DAVIS
SARE & MOORES
DARRELL & LORI ANN
4285 E STIPP
ROBIN & SNODDY
ROGERS & THAT
WALNUT STREET PIKE & RHORER
FULLERTON & LEONARD SPRINGS
728 W ALLEN
1921 S WALNUT

Weather status by county as well as delays and closings being reported to WFIU and WTIU News can be found here.

ORIGINAL STORY

A flash flood warning is in effect until 3:30 p.m. for much of south-central Indiana. 

The National Weather Service issued the warning Thursday for northern Monroe County, Morgan County, northern Brown County, Owen County, southeastern Vigo County, and more

A flood warning will remain in effect until 7:30 p.m., and a flood watch will remain active until at least 1 a.m. Friday. 

The Monroe County Community School Corporation will release students early due to flooding:

"Our transportation department is doing a wonderful job of making sure the kids are getting where they need to be," says spokesperson Andrew Clampitt. "That's why we send out those announcements as early as possible." 

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Flooding near Franklin Hall on the IU Bloomington campus. (Joe Goetz, WFIU)
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The Jordan River on the IU Bloomington campus on Thursday afternoon. (Joe Goetz, WFIU)
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Greentree Apartments off Dixie Street in Bloomington. (Courtesy photo)

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