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Heavy rain raises local flooding risk

Flood watch (07/02/2013)
Posted at 10:44 PM, Jul 02, 2013
and last updated 2013-07-02 22:44:00-04

A series of low-pressure disturbances is tapping into a deep tropical moisture source to set the stage for more soaking rain across the Big Bend and parts of south Georgia Wednesday and Thursday.

A Flood Watch is in effect through Friday morning for most of the WTXL viewing region.  Several days of scattered showers have left upwards of five inches of rain in some sections, creating saturated grounds.

A more solid area of steadier showers, with some embedded downpours and thunderstorms, has the potential to drop another three to five inches upon the region.  A few spots near the coast and in the western half of our area may receive isolated heavier amounts.

Tuesday rain totals range from less than an inch to over five inches, especially in southeastern Leon County.

Additional heavy rain may leave standing water on roadways.  Do not attempt to drive through water of unknown depth.

Stay informed by watching Storm Team Weather on the newscasts of WTXL ABC 27 and on Weather NOW channel 27.3 throughout the next 48 hours.  You can also download our locally focused Weather NOW mobile app to your smartphone or tablet.