Tracking remnants of Erika; Flood watch issued Sunday morning through Monday night


A Flood Watch is in effect through Monday evening in anticipation of heavy rain expected from the remnants of Erika and an area of low pressure in the NE Gulf. Anywhere from 3-5" of rain could fall between now and Monday night.

Scattered showers and storms will increase in coverage through this evening, with heavy rain, gusty winds and frequent lightning. Most of the activity will wind down late tonight.

Rain coverage will stay elevated between 60% and 80% through Wednesday. It will not take long for localized flooding to occur if we see training bands of showers moving over one locations. The biggest concern will be for river basins that are already flooded and for our flood prone urban areas.

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Tropical Update: The remnants of Erika will gradually move north over the eastern Gulf of Mexico tonight through Monday. Although the chance of redevelopment is low, numerous showers and storms are still expected. With our grounds already saturated from heavy rains that occurred during the second half of July and the first half of August, flooding remains a big concern over the next few days.

Tropical Storm Fred has also formed in the far eastern Atlantic. It is located about 165 miles ESE of the Cape Verde Islands. Winds are at 65 mph and it is moving NW at 16 mph. This system no threat to Florida at this time. Fred is expected to become a hurricane overnight before reaching the Cape Verde Islands.

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