Flash Flood Watch issued until 2 p.m. Tuesday

A flash flood watch has been issued until 2 p.m. Tuesday for Vigo and surrounding counties.

The National Weather Service in Indianapolis has issued a flash flood watch for counties including Vigo, Clay and Sullivan.

The ground across much of central Indiana is saturated, and a pair of weather systems are expected to bring rounds of showers and thunderstorms to the area today and tonight. The greatest threat for flash flooding is along and south of Interstate 70.

A flash flood watch means that dangerous conditions may develop prompting evacuation.

Motorists should not drive through flooded areas due to hazards of washed out road surface and fast current that could sweep a vehicle off the road.

Other counties included in the flood warning are Owen, Greene, Putnam, Daviess, Knox, Martin, Brown, Monroe, Lawrence, Jackson, Bartholomew, Boone, Decatur, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Marion, Morgan, Rush and Shelby.