Heavy Rain Expected Again Through The Evening, Flood Watch Extended For Boca Raton

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — We’re not going to be alarmists like television stations that run crawls about a drizzle during your favorite tv show, but we wanted to mention that the national weather service has extended its flood watch for our region through midnight. Unclear at this point if the rain will be intense as last night, but if you’re heading out and about, you may want to bring an umbrella, or your yacht.

FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
1008 AM EDT SAT OCT 29 2011

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/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
HENDRY-INLAND PALM BEACH-METRO PALM BEACH-COASTAL COLLIER-
INLAND COLLIER-INLAND BROWARD-METRO BROWARD-COASTAL PALM BEACH-
COASTAL BROWARD-
1008 AM EDT SAT OCT 29 2011

…FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH MIDNIGHT…

THE FLOOD WATCH IS NOW IN EFFECT FOR

* A PORTION OF SOUTH FLORIDA…INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS…
COASTAL BROWARD…COASTAL COLLIER…COASTAL PALM BEACH…
HENDRY…INLAND BROWARD…INLAND COLLIER…INLAND PALM BEACH…
METRO BROWARD AND METRO PALM BEACH.

* THROUGH MIDNIGHT

* SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE ACROSS THE REGION
THROUGH THIS EVENING AS COPIOUS TROPICAL MOISTURE FEEDS INTO THE
AREA AHEAD OF A COLD FRONT. RAINFALL RATES OF 1 TO 2 INCHES PER
HOUR ARE POSSIBLE. THESE RAINFALL RATES MAY RESULT IN FLOODING,
PARTICULARLY IN AREAS THAT HAVE ALREADY EXPERIENCED EXCESSIVE
RAINFALL IN THE PAST 12 TO 24 HOURS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING BASED ON
CURRENT FORECASTS.

YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE ALERT FOR POSSIBLE
FLOOD WARNINGS. THOSE LIVING IN AREAS PRONE TO FLOODING SHOULD BE
PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLOODING DEVELOP.