Heavy Rains Douse Area with Several Inches of Rain

Doppler Radar estimates show the areas affected by heavy rains. Areas in light blue picked up at least 2", light green ~3", darker green ~4", pink is ~5" and blue is ~6". (Photo: Nick Deranek via RadarScope)

Several inches of rain put a soaking down for the area.

Rounds of heavy lines of rain continued to push through northern Indiana from the early afternoon hours on Friday into the early morning hours on Saturday.

Flooding was reported in southern Elkhart County around Goshen, where the Leedy Ditch was overflowing in places and caused several basements to flood and waters to pour over into nearby farm fields.

There were reports of water pouring into a basement in Millersburg and standing water kept drainage areas full.

The heavy rains caused flooding issues across the Midwest, as at one point in the late evening, Flash Flood Warnings extended from south central Michigan back to northeast Missouri, covering over 400 contiguous miles of warnings.

Along with the heavy rain, severe thunderstorms caused damage after 11 PM in the South Bend metro area, into Elkhart County, where 60 to 65 MPH wind gusts tore down multiple tree branches, and even uprooted a couple trees on the north side of South Bend. Some power lines were also blown over.

The positive out of the heavy rains is that is aided in areas that have been dealing with drought conditions throughout most of the summer. No official data was available immediately on how the drought conditions were affected following the rains, but the newest update from on the US Drought Monitor comes out Thursday, October 3rd.