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Flood watch remains in effect for Sarasota and Manatee counties


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  • | 10:45 a.m. June 12, 2024
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After some neighborhoods received more than 8 inches of rain late Tuesday into early Wednesday, the National Weather Service has issued another heavy rainfall event briefing.

"A plume of tropical moisture will continue to stream across the southern and central portions of the Florida Peninsula through the rest of the week, drifting slightly north today, producing numerous periods of heavy rainfall and flooding," according to the briefing issued at 6 a.m. on Wednesday. 

The areas expected to see the highest rainfall totals for the week are in Southwest Florida.

A flood watch is in effect until 8 p.m. Thursday for Lee, Charlotte, Sarasota, Manatee, DeSoto and Hardee counties.

The expected impacts are:

  • Heavy rain with highest totals during the rest of the workweek. 
  • Three-day rainfall totals could exceed 10 inches in Southwest Florida.
  • Areal flooding will be possible with the heaviest rain, especially in locations still saturated from Tuesday’s rain.
  • River flooding will be possible by the end of the week.

 

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