A set up is developing that puts the northern Tampa Bay area at risk for additional flooding rain. The potential for another 3-6" of rain from Pinellas up into Citrus counties is possible beginning early Monday with some of the heaviest rain through the morning Monday.
While we have been locked in a wet pattern for weeks, but tomorrow morning may see some of the most persistent and heaviest rain so far due to a stationary low and training downpours streaming in off the Gulf. A low level jet pointed over Pasco and Hernando counties will pump in abundant moisture that could lead to rain rates up to 2.5" per hour.
This set up heightens flood concerns, especially for poor drainage areas and places with a history of flooding. Flood watches have been reissued for part of the area until Monday night. The banks of the Anclote River is expected to breach flood stage again Monday. The narrow upper parts of the Hillsborough River is forecast to be above flood stage Tuesday through Thursday.Read full story