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A ‘terrifying’ flood is approaching Florida and authorities issue warning

2024-06-13T12:00:00+00:00
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  • Torrential Rains in Florida This Week
  • Possible Flooding in Several Areas
  • Relief from Scorching Temperatures

A deluge of tropical moisture is forecast to bombard Florida this week, with the potential to drop up to a foot of rain in some cities and cause possible flooding throughout the state.

This week’s tropical downpours are driven by areas of high and low pressure working together to channel moisture over Florida.

These showers will help cool down Florida after a weekend of scorching temperatures and triple-digit heat indices.

On Monday, most of Florida still faced heat indices in the upper 90s before the deluge provided the necessary relief.

Alert for Torrential Rains in Florida

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Central Florida’s high temperatures will drop to the upper 80s on Wednesday, although the heat index in Orlando will remain in the mid-90s due to relative humidity.

After a high forecast of 96 degrees in Jacksonville on Tuesday, temperatures in the 80s will be a welcome change for Wednesday.

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According to the FOX Forecast Center, the highest rainfall totals will occur between Wednesday and Friday this week, increasing the possibility of flooding as the rain accumulates.

The tropical downpour will continue into the weekend, severely affecting Southwest Florida. Fort Myers and Naples could see more than a foot of rain.

For areas like Miami and Fort Lauderdale, the rainfall event has already begun, and both cities could receive between 8 and 12 inches of rain throughout the week.

Orlando is set to receive between 3 and 5 inches of rain, with Thursday being the day with the most precipitation.

In North Florida, between 1 and 2 inches of rain are expected from Jacksonville to St. Augustine.

Florida residents should prepare for possible flooding and take precautions to stay safe.

Flooding Predicted in Florida

Local authorities have issued flood warnings for several areas of the state and have urged residents to stay alert to weather updates.

The National Weather Service has also issued flash flood warnings, especially for areas most prone to receiving large amounts of rain in a short time.

Drivers should exercise caution, as flooded roads can be extremely dangerous, and it is easy to underestimate the depth of the water.

Authorities recommend avoiding travel during the heaviest rainfall and seeking alternative routes if necessary.

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