10 Day Forecast
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Sorry, fans of sunshine: National Weather Service forecasters say the weather pattern that is bringing frequent, sometimes heavy showers to the area will stay in place at least through the next week.
Updated: 10 hours ago
ORLANDO — Rescue officials in Orlando say two women are recovering from lightning strikes.
Forecasters don’t expect much of a break today in the recent saturating precipitation that has dropped in the Tampa Bay area.
Looking for relief from the rainy season? Forecasters aren’t very encouraging, as storms remain likely on Thursday and beyond.
Comparatively lower rain chances are in the forecast today after a weeklong drenching that saturated the ground and led to dangerous flooding in parts of the Tampa Bay area. ...
Most of the rain in the region is captured by the soil, a mix of sand and limestone, porous enough to handle the drainage of sporadic daily thunderstorms. But when the soil gets soaked from several days of heavy rain, that kind of drainage comes to a standstill, and water flows to low areas where it stays until evaporation takes its toll.
Residents of flood-drenched Pasco County continue to stay away after evacuating following this week’s relentless rains, which don’t appear to be letting up any time soon.
ELFERS — Lesha Prater drew a deep breath Monday morning as she stepped into water that the Anclote River couldn’t contain, flowing as it was down Elfers Parkway.
There’s something positive to say about all this rain: it’s cooled the Tampa Bay area off a bit.
The bulk of storms that “trained” across the Tampa Bay area the past few days has pushed south after dropping inches and inches of rain that caused major flooding problems, especially in west Pasco County.
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