Pinellas County, Florida
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Weather Alerts: Pinellas County, Florida
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Flood Watch
Sumter-Pinellas-Polk-Hardee-Highlands-DeSoto-Coastal Levy-
Coastal Citrus-Coastal Hernando-Coastal Pasco-
Coastal Hillsborough-Coastal Manatee-Coastal Sarasota-
Coastal Charlotte-Coastal Lee-Inland Levy-Inland Citrus-
Inland Hernando-Inland Pasco-Inland Hillsborough-Inland Manatee-
Inland Sarasota-Inland Charlotte-Inland Lee-
Including the cities of Wildwood, Lake Panasoffkee, Bushnell,
The Villages, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Largo, Lakeland,
Winter Haven, Wauchula, Bowling Green, Zolfo Springs, Sebring,
Avon Park, Placid Lakes, Arcadia, Cedar Key, Yankeetown,
Crystal River, Homosassa, Hernando Beach, Bayport, Port Richey,
Hudson, Tampa, Apollo Beach, Westchase, Bradenton,
Anna Maria Island, Venice, Sarasota, Englewood, Port Charlotte,
Punta Gorda, Cape Coral, Captiva, Sanibel, Chiefland, Bronson,
Williston, Inverness, Brooksville, Spring Hill, Dade City,
Zephyrhills, Brandon, Plant City, Sun City Center, Parrish,
Lakewood Ranch, Myakka City, North Port, Babcock Ranch,
Fort Myers, and Lehigh Acres
304 PM EDT Fri May 25 2018


The National Weather Service in Tampa Bay Area - Ruskin FL has
issued a

* Flood Watch for portions of central Florida, northern Florida,
south central Florida, southwest Florida, and west central
Florida, including the following areas, in central Florida,
Hardee, Polk, and Sumter. In northern Florida, Coastal Levy
and Inland Levy. In south central Florida, DeSoto and
Highlands. In southwest Florida, Coastal Charlotte, Coastal
Lee, Inland Charlotte, and Inland Lee. In west central
Florida, Coastal Citrus, Coastal Hernando, Coastal
Hillsborough, Coastal Manatee, Coastal Pasco, Coastal
Sarasota, Inland Citrus, Inland Hernando, Inland Hillsborough,
Inland Manatee, Inland Pasco, Inland Sarasota, and Pinellas.

* From Saturday afternoon through Monday evening

* Abundant tropical moisture streaming north into the region on
the eastern side of newly formed subtropical storm Alberto over
the northwest Caribbean will increase the potential for heavy
rain across all of the west central and southwest Florida on
Saturday and continuing through Monday evening as Alberto lifts
slowly north northwest though the east central Gulf of Mexico.
Widespread rainfall amounts of 3 to 5 inches with locally higher
amounts will be possible over the watch area through the

* The heavy rainfall will have the potential to cause flooding of
low-lying and poor drainage areas. Flooding will also affect
roadways, rivers, creeks, and smaller streams. Remember to not
drive across flooded roadways. Turn around. Don't drown.
Residents living in flood prone areas as well as along rivers
and faster flowing streams should keep alert to any rapid rises
in water levels and be ready to move to higher ground if
flooding is observed.


A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
Flood Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.


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