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All-day Rain Likely in Parts of Florida Thanksgiving Day

Holiday travelers will enjoy pleasant weather Wednesday evening ahead of the storm, but conditions will be deteriorating quickly on the roadways overnight. The list below includes estimated arrival times of the steady rain and potential amounts through Friday night.

  • Cedar Key - Wed 8 am (2-3")
  • Fort Myers - Thu 5 am (0.5 - 1")
  • Gainesville - Wed 10 pm (2-3")
  • Jacksonville - Thu 5 am (2-3")
  • Ocala - Wed 11 pm (1-2")
  • Orlando - Thu 4 am (1-2")
  • St. Augustine - Thu 6 am (1-3")
  • Sarasota - Thu 7 am (0.5 - 1")
  • Tampa - Wed 8 pm (1-2")


The steady rain will taper off north of the I-4 corridor by Friday morning, but still be quite widespread across the southern half of Florida through Friday evening. The last drops of rain with this system will exit the state Friday night.

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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