Heavy Florida Rain Tapers Off Into Weekend
Inches of rain soaked the Sunshine State on Thanksgiving but will begin to dry out as shoppers hit the roadways on Friday.
A slow moving cold front draped across Florida is responsible for nearly six inches of rain that fell in some cities Thursday.
Associated with the cold front is a weak area of low pressure that has sparked the occasional severe storm.
A tornado warning was issued early Thursday afternoon after waterspouts were reported offshore.
Tornado Warning including Bayonet Point FL, Jasmine Estates FL, Port Richey FL until 1:15 PM EST pic.twitter.com/Nni5PiQWEG
— NWS Tornado (@NWStornado) November 23, 2017
Heavy rain and the occasional strong storm will continue into Friday morning before pushing off the coast.
Shoppers can expect scattered showers and thunderstorms Friday morning, especially across southern Florida.
By noon, most of the rain will move off the coast with only a few rain showers dotting the Sunshine State. Rain chances will continue to diminish through the evening as cooler, drier weather settles in.
A couple of inches of additional rain may fall from Orlando to Jacksonville by Friday morning.
The heavy rain is not expected to cause flooding but may result in travel delays for those hitting the roads overnight.
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Nick Merianos