Parts of Florida have been inundated with significant rainfall over the past several days and there was another heavy round that pounded parts of western Florida (including the Tampa area) overnight/early this morning. The image below (courtesy University of Tampa) shows the several large puddles in the construction zone on the Recreation Cam, which looks east toward downtown.
Take a look at the radar loop below from ~7AM to ~12pm EDT and note the heavy orange/red colors near the Tampa, FL area! That’s non-stop moderate to heavy rainfall, which added up very quickly.
Flood Warnings Continue…
* FLOOD WARNING FOR…
NORTHERN HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL FLORIDA…
SOUTHWESTERN PASCO COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL FLORIDA…
NORTHERN PINELLAS COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL FLORIDA…
* UNTIL 430 PM EDT
* AT 1032 AM EDT…DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING HEAVY RAIN. SIGNIFICANT FLOODING HAS BEEN
REPORTED IN THE WARNING AREA. RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 3 TO 7 INCHES
HAVE ALREADY OCCURRED.
ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 1 TO 2 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE IN THE
Radar Estimated Rainfall
According to NWS radar estimated rainfall, the storm total suggests nearly 8″ to 10″+ rain near and just north of the Tampa, FL area!
There have been a number of flood reports already and stranded motorists and closed roadways!
According to NOAA’s WPC, the 2 day rainfall forecast suggests an additional 1″ to 2″+ possible through AM Wednesday, which may lead to additional flood concerns
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