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Tropical System May Bring Wet Weekend to Florida

Sep 11, 2019

A tropical wave moving through the southeastern Bahamas is likely to bring rain to parts of Florida this weekend, but there is an increasing chance it will become a tropical depression or tropical storm as it does so.

The tropical wave is expected to move toward the west-northwest along the periphery of a strong high pressure ridge that has been responsible for a stretch of dry, hot weather over the Southern United States in recent days. Strong westerly wind shear and dry air are the primary reasons why the tropical wave is unlikely to develop over the next 2 days.

Rainfall predictions through Wednesday.
Florida Public Radio Emergency Network

UPDATED 6/5 AT 11:45 A.M. WITH MANATEE COUNTY INFORMATION
As the National Weather Service predicts heavy rainfallĀ in the Tampa Bay area over the next few days due to a Tropical Storm Colin, a number of local counties are taking a variety of measures to prepare for the storm, including making sandbags available to residents.

Tropical System Threatening Florida

Jun 3, 2016

Ready or not, a tropical system could threaten Florida as early as Monday. Whether it has a name or not, heavy rain and flooding will be the biggest potential hazards. The panhandle is likely to be spared, but much of the peninsula could be soaked by several inches of rain over a two-day period starting Monday. If the system strengthens into a formidable tropical storm, minor wind damage and coastal flooding will also be possible somewhere from the Nature Coast to the Florida Keys.