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More Rain Extends Flood Watch; Harvey Slams Texas

Flood Watch

Flood WatchSouth Florida will see more rain on Saturday, and the flood watch for our area has been extended at least until Saturday evening. After a fairly dry start, Saturday features additional periods of showers and storms, with sun peeking through the clouds at times. Localized flooding will continue to be a threat in locations receiving heavy downpours. Highs on Saturday will be in the upper 80s.

Flood WatchSunday will bring clouds and periods of showers and storms, but we will see sun at times. Sunday’s highs will be near 90 degrees.

Tropical moisture will still be around on Monday, so passing showers and storms will be back, along with sun and clouds. Monday’s highs will be near 90 degrees.

Tuesday will bring a mix of sun and clouds, with passing showers and storms in spots. Tuesday’s highs will be in the low 90s.

Faith Based Events

Wednesday’s forecast includes sun, clouds, and a few afternoon storms. Wednesday’s highs will be in the low 90s.

Flood WatchHurricane Harvey made landfall along the Texas coast overnight as a powerful category 4. At 5 am Saturday, Harvey was located near 28.5 North, 97.2 West, about 35 miles southwest of Victoria, Texas. Maximum sustained winds were 100 miles per hour, and Harvey was crawling northwest at 6 miles per hour. In addition to damage from wind and storm surge, Harvey will cause catastrophic flooding with up to 2 feet of rain falling over portions of Texas and Louisiana during the next several days.

Flood WatchElsewhere, the low that’s responsible for our rain has a medium chance of developing into a depression once it exits central Florida and reaches the Atlantic.

Donna Thomas has studied hurricanes for two decades. She holds a PhD in history when her experience with Hurricane Andrew ultimately led her to earn a degree in broadcast meteorology from Mississippi State University. Donna spent 15 years at WFOR-TV (CBS4 in Miami-Fort Lauderdale), where she worked as a weather producer with hurricane experts Bryan Norcross and David Bernard. She also produced hurricane specials and weather-related features and news coverage, as well as serving as pool TV producer at the National Hurricane Center during the 2004 and 2005 seasons. Donna also served as a researcher on NOAA's Atlantic Hurricane Database Reanalysis Project. Donna specializes in Florida's hurricane history.