UPDATE: This advisory has expired.
With more rain expected to continue on Saturday, the National Weather Service has issued a flood watch, which will remain in effect until 4 p.m. on Saturday.
The weather service says a frontal boundary of a weather system will slowly sag southward across West Central Florida. That will produce a number of rain showers and isolated thunderstorms, hitting an area that already experienced heavy rainfall the day before. All of that water together could result in additional flooding.
Rainfall is expected to hit three-quarters of an inch during the morning and afternoon, although some higher amounts could be possible, the weather service said.
A flood watch means that flooding is possible during the next 24 to 36 hours. The weather service warns that residents living in flood-prone areas should take action to protect property.
The area has a near 100 percent chance of rain as isolated showers will continue into the evening on Saturday, the weather service said. However, that’s expected to clear up around midnight and salvage the weekend on Sunday with mostly sunny conditions, and highs in the mid-80s.
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