ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Slow-moving storms will slowly die down this evening with partly cloudy skies returning overnight.
- Onshore breeze
- Storms move east
- Beryl staying south
Lows will be in the low to mid 70s inland and upper 70s at that coast.
Saturday will start with mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies. Scattered storms will build as the sea breeze moves in from the gulf, but there will not be as much coverage as the past few days due to a stronger onshore breeze from the west resulting in most of the storms moving more quickly eastward and inland.
The best coverage of storms will propagate inland east of i-75 during the afternoon with most of the storms on the other side of the state by the evening. The coverage in the coastal counties will be 30% to inland areas 40 percent.
Highs will be in the upper 80s at the coast and low 90s inland. Saturday night will be partly cloudy to mostly clear with lows in the mid to upper 70s.
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Sunday will bring mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies with a 40 percent coverage storms. Some showers or storms will be possible along the coast early, but the afternoon will be more active inland. Highs will be in the low 90s.
Monday will start sunny and dry with scattered storms increasing in coverage late that afternoon into the evening. Highs will be in the low 90s. The coverage will end up being at 50 percent late.
Tuesday and Wednesday will bring mainly afternoon scattered storms with a 40 percent coverage.
Next Thursday into Friday is still in question but as of right now it looks like moisture will increase as a batch of leftover tropical moisture passes by from the remnants of Beryl.
Recent heavy rainfall has brought the water level up on the Little Manatee River at Wimauma and the Alafia River at Lithia. Residents living along rivers should remain aware of water levels and be ready to move to higher ground should flooding be observed.
The Flood Warning continues for the Little Manatee River At Wimauma until Sunday morning
At 9 p.m. Thursday the stage was 13.1 feet.
Flood stage is 11.0 feet.
Minor flooding is forecast to continue.
The river will continue rising to near 13.5 feet Friday morning and expected to fall below flood stage early Sunday morning.
Impact...at 13.0 feet...The canoe rental area floods.
Flood Warning for The Alafia River At Lithia until late Monday night.
At 9 p.m. Thursday the stage was 11.6 feet.
Flood stage is 13.0 feet.
Minor flooding is forecast.
The river is forecast to rise above flood stage this morning and continue to rise to near 14.6 feet by Saturday early afternoon.
Impact...at 15.0 feet...Additional residences downstream of County Road 640 bridge begin flooding.
Impact...at 13.0 feet...River Drive and Squirrel Run Way downstream of County Road 640 are completely covered by water. One home begins to flood.
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