Instead of soaking in the Sun’s ray, the Sunshine State is soaking wet. Some areas of Florida have seen nearly a foot of rain since this weekend and 3″ to 6″ in the last 24 hours. This has set daily rainfall records in areas that were dealing with a short-term drought only a few weeks ago.
A Flood Watch continues from Southeast Georgia into Florida’s First Coast and North Central region. The Treasure Coast through South Florida into the Everglades and Southwest Florida are also under a Flood Watch. An additional 2″ to 4″ of rain is possible with locally heavier amounts in strong thunderstorms.
There is a marginal risk for severe weather throughout most of Florida. Daily sea breeze formation coupled with upper level energy will continue to produce scattered thunderstorms. A few storms may produce isolated tornadoes and waterspouts. Wet microbursts are possible with strong winds inside of storms.
A late season cold front and low pressure center sliding into North Florida will keep a rich moisture feed coming across the region from the Gulf of Mexico. Humidity levels will remain high, leading to a continued flooding threat.
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels