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Disturbance Dumps Downpours Across Big Bend

Overrunning water near Weems Road
Posted at 4:05 PM, Aug 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-10 13:27:30-04

MIDWAY, Fla. (WTXL) -- The slow-to-depart low-pressure system that has drenched many sections of north Florida continues its soaking of the Big Bend and Panhandle landscape Wednesday.

Bands of steady, heavy rain impacted Leon, Gadsden, and Wakulla counties around midday Wednesday, producing rain totals of two to four inches on average.  The extra intensity triggered flash flooding concerns for the metro Tallahassee area during the lunch hour.

The heaviest rain late Wednesday afternoon had dispersed and shifted east.  Pockets of light to moderate rain around the Big Bend will be capable of adding another half-inch to an inch of rain in some cases this evening.

Additional bouts of heavy rain are possible for the region again late Wednesday night through Thursday morning, with a slight shift in the rain corridor to the west.  A Flood Watch continues through Thursday morning for most Big Bend and coastal counties, as well as areas in the Florida Panhandle.  Another three to seven inches of rain may fall within the watch area.