Wet weather could produce flooding

Published 1:48 am Wednesday, August 1, 2018

A wetter weather pattern expected through Thursday could cause flash flooding, according to the National Weather Service.

Covington County EMA Director Susan Harris said Tuesday morning, “A much wetter pattern is expected over the next several days, and we still continue to see the potential of heavy rainfall over the area. Considerably higher rain chances are in the forecast beginning later today and continuing through Thursday.

“Rainfall totals between this morning and Thursday will likely range from 2 to 3 inches over most of the interior, and 3 to 4 inches closer to the coast,” she said. “Some localized areas along the coast of the western Florida panhandle could see a little over 5 inches.”

A limited flood threat warning has been established for the entire region.

“Depending on rainfall trends, we will have to monitor for the potential of an elevated threat in some locations,” Harris said.

A few strong storms with brief strong and gusty winds and frequent lightning will also be possible through the week as well, she said.