Rainy skies continue; Flood Watch remains in effect

While areas across the western states continue to see historic wildfires, Florida continues with heavy rain and flood issues. 

A literal "pipeline" of moisture continues funneling in from the Gulf of Mexico. Rain chances will remain rather high with chances for both the a.m. and p.m. hours. 

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A FLOOD WATCH remains in effect for the western counties through Wednesday evening.

Much of this area has received substantial rain accumulations over the last few days with over 7" in some communities. Local soils are super saturated and standing water is likely to result as more heavy rain piles on top. 

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If you encounter standing water and are unsure of its depth, turn around and avoid the area. 

All of the clouds and rain kept high temps under our typical, seasonal levels in the lower 90s. Expect widespread 80s and loads of humidity this afternoon. Showers and storms could show up at any time! 

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 The weekend will bring more rain but coverage looks a bit lower overall. We'll be tracking! 

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