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31 Aug 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Tropical Storm Fred Forms, Erika’s Rain Still a Concern.

While Fred poses no threat to the United States at this time, the remnants of former Tropical Storm Erika are expected to dump buckets of water on the Tampa Bay area Sunday and Monday, prompting the National Weather Service to issue a flood watch for the entire region. “Deep tropical moisture over the region combined with the tropical moisture from the remnant of Erika moving into the southeastern Gulf of Mexico will create a threat for very heavy rainfall across west center and southwest Florida today through Monday,” the weather service wrote in its flood watch advisory. “Three to five inches of rain with locally higher amounts is possible.” Erika is not anticipated to reform into a tropical cyclone anytime soon, but forecasters warn “upper-level winds could become marginally favorable for tropical cyclone formation over the next day or so.”

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