...Flood Watch remains in effect through this evening...
The Flood Watch continues for
* east central Florida...including the following areas...Lake...
Indian River...St. Lucie...Martin and Okeechobee.
* Through this evening
* deep moisture and an approaching frontal boundary will allow
numerous showers and thunderstorms to develop across east
central Florida this afternoon. Showers and storms are expected
to produce heavy rainfall amounts of two to three inches with
some locations seeing higher amounts where storms move over the
same areas. The heaviest rainfall amounts may occur from lake
and Volusia counties south to Osceola and Brevard counties including
the Orlando area this afternoon. The threat for locally heavy
rainfall is expected to continue into early evening as the
frontal boundary moves south toward Osceola and Brevard
counties. Across Okeechobee County and the Treasure Coast
showers and storms with locally heavy rain will move eastward
toward the coast from mid to late afternoon into the early
evening hours with additional heavy rain amounts up to two to
* Additional heavy rainfall will bring the potential for flooding
to roadways...and low-lying and poor drainage areas. Areas that
have received heavy rainfall over the past week will be
especially vulnerable to flooding should heavy rain develop.
Smaller creeks and rivers already at elevated levels may see
rapid rises of water with any heavy rainfall leading to the
potential for flooding.
A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
You should monitor the latest forecasts and be alert for possible
flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.
Do not drive your vehicle into areas where the water covers roadways.
The water depth may be too great to allow your car to cross