Rains and Flooding Likely in Florida

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With the official start of hurricane season, it’s always important to be prepared and keep up to date on all local weather advisories and conditions.


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Tropical Depression Two

A tropical depression recently formed in the Gulf of Mexico is headed to the Florida coast. Although it’s expected to be short-lived and likely fizzle out by Saturday (June 3), it will still impact Florida weather. According to the National Hurricane Center, it is not expected to intensify further.

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The Hurricane Center shared that the system had become a tropical depression early Thursday morning, issuing its first advisory related to the former subtropical storm.

NOAA Storm Map

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According to the 11 a.m. (EST) advisory, the system’s center was located 270 miles west of Fort Myers with maximum sustained winds of 35 mph. It is expected to move south to southeast through Friday, gradually increasing its forward speed. Although no warnings have been issued, much of the eastern half of South Florida remains under a rain and flood watch through Friday evening. Some areas could even remain impacted by the storm through Saturday.


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Though the system is moving south, away from Florida, the central part of the Sunshine State may not see its usual sunshine this weekend.

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The advisory states the depression is “moving slowly southward with little change in strength.”


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Possible Flooding

It also states that some areas may experience up to 5 inches of rainfall through Saturday, particularly “across portions of the central and Southern Florida Peninsula.”

As always, it’s best to stay up to date on any and all storm warnings regardless of their severity because anything can change. Although Central Florida will not receive the bulk of the storm (as of now), the weather will still likely have an impact throughout the state.

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