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Flood Watch Issued in South Florida through Wednesday Evening

June 16, 2021

From drought to deluge, residents of South Florida have experienced quite the swing in weather over the past week.

As of last Thursday, a moderate drought was observed from Naples to West Palm Beach by the National Drought Mitigation Center. Since then, several inches of rain has fallen across many of the same areas, especially in the past three days.

A Flood Watch was issued by the National Weather Service in anticipation of more rain Wednesday afternoon.

Forecasters say heavy rainfall is expected again this afternoon and early evening, and that "significant rainfall may aggravate already saturated grounds." Slow-moving showers and thunderstorms were expected to become widespread Wednesday afternoon, with some areas likely to receive another 2 to 3 inches of rain.

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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