A Flood Watch is in effect through Friday morning for South Florida and through Saturday afternoon for South-Central parts of the Sunshine State.

The Weather Prediction Center has given a marginal risk of excessive rainfall across much of the Florida Peninsula as abundant amount of tropical moisture is expected to continue to stream in from the southwest through the weekend and into the early part of next week. Tropical Storm Cristobal is expect to move northward away from the Yucat√°n Peninsula and into the Gulf of Mexico beginning Friday which will aid in pushing more moisture into the Sunshine State through the next several days.

Widespread showers and isolated thunderstorms have the potential to deliver locally heavy rainfall which may trigger flash flooding in some areas. South Florida could see an additional 1 to 3 inches of rainfall with locally higher amount possible. Western parts of the state, including the Florida Panhandle, could see rainfall amounts total 4 to 5 inches through the weekend as Cristobal moves north towards the central Gulf Coast states.

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