Heavy rainfall that’s spawned flooding across central Indiana has set new April rainfall records in the city of Indianapolis.
The National Weather Service says Tuesday’s deluge initially broke a rainfall record for the date when thunderstorms dropped 2.4 inches of rain, eclipsing the previous record set in 1892.
Additional storms pushed Tuesday’s rainfall total to 3.12 inches shortly before noon, setting a new daily rainfall record for the month of April in Indiana’s capital. The old record was 3.06 inches set on April 19, 2011.
Indianapolis’ rainfall records were expected to grow because more rain was headed toward the city.
A flash flood warning covers an area from Terre Haute to Indianapolis to Greensburg, extending to the Ohio state line. Tuesday’s rainfall was causing flooded streets, streams and creeks.