Update: Sarasota Police have reopened U.S. 301 to northbound and southbound traffic near its intersection with Sixth Street, and St. Armands Circle after closures due to flooding. Officers are monitoring the weather this afternoon for more possible closures, according to a news release.
Earlier: Sarasota Police have closed U.S. 301 near Sixth Street due to flooding.
The light afternoon rainstorms that have dominated the summer in Sarasota will turn up in intensity this week.
A storm passing over Sarasota has already dropped more than an inch of rain, which is nearly one-third of the total monthly rainfall, according to weather data from Mote Marine Laboratory.
Meteorologists predict a 70% chance of rain throughout Monday, Sept. 23, and at least a 50% possibility of precipitation each day for the rest of the work week, according to forecasts.
The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office issued a warning through Facebook for residents to drive safely and keep headlights low.
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- All this rain should make an even bigger mess ("swamp") than the contractors for the public beach parking/renovation/new retention pond project have already made. I would suggest that the county get the mosquito control people lined up and ready!! There are no trees, no vegetation, no nothing there but dirty brown water and remnants of vegetation. In other words, al LOT more standing water in which the mosquito population can multiply.
27 Thanksgiving Free Public Talk & Veggie Potluck
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
29 Light Up Siesta Village and Holiday Parade
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
30 Advent Procession
3 Rachel's Challenge Anti-Bullying Event hosted by The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cops Corner: Sarasota
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World on a string
The exchange of goods and chatter are the usual soundtrack for the Saturday morning Downtown Farmers Market on Orange Avenue.
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Bookstores across the state celebrated Florida Bookstore Day Saturday. Bookstore1 held an all-ages literary party and read-a-thon for customers and members of the community.