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Wet Week Recap; Drier Days Ahead for Florida

It rained for days last week in parts of Florida. The totals are in.

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Over 14 inches fell in Panama City Beach!  This storm summary was updated by the Weather Prediction Center Saturday morning, and it including the following amounts for the Florida Panhandle...

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Weather Prediction Report from Saturday, August 13, 2016


Before the heavy rain moved into the panhandle Wednesday and Thursday, it had hit North Florida hard earlier in the week.


The Tampa Bay metro wasn’t spared either.


The heaviest rain shifted to the Pensacola metro by Friday, and the National Weather Service filed this report.

Drier Days Ahead This Week

Last week's wet weather was caused by a cut-off, slow-moving area of low pressure that pulled in tropical moisture from the Gulf of Mexico.

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This week, a ridge of high pressure is strengthening to our east, often called the "Bermuda High", and this will allow a drier, more stable air mass from the Atlantic Ocean to move in. Typical sea breeze thunderstorms will still likely develop over inland areas during the afternoon hours, but widespread, heavy and long-lasting rain is unlikely to return this week in Florida.


Sources include nearest National Weather Service office, National Hurricane Center, and the Florida Public Radio Emergency Network (@FloridaStorms).
Sources include nearby emergency management agencies, FEMA, and your local NPR affiliate. 
Sources include the Florida Department of Transportation, Florida Highway Patrol and other nearby traffic information.

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