COASTAL FLOOD WATCH

ISSUED: 3:17 PM DEC. 19, 2018 – NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM EST THURSDAY THROUGH
FRIDAY MORNING...

The Flood Watch continues for

* Portions of central Florida, northern Florida, and west
central Florida, including the following areas, in central
Florida, Sumter. In northern Florida, Coastal Levy and Inland
Levy. In west central Florida, Coastal Citrus, Coastal
Hernando, Coastal Pasco, Inland Citrus, Inland Hernando, and
Inland Pasco.

* From 1 AM EST Thursday through Friday morning

* Abundant moisture streaming over the area in association with
a complex storm system is expected to produce heavy rain
Thursday into Friday morning. Widespread rainfall amounts of 2
to 3 inches with locally higher amounts will be possible over
the watch area through the period.

* The heavy rainfall will have the potential to cause flooding
of low-lying and poor drainage areas. Flooding will also
affect roadways, rivers, creeks, and smaller streams. Remember
to not drive across flooded roadways. Turn around. Don't
drown. Residents living in flood prone areas as well as along
rivers and faster flowing streams should keep alert to any
rapid rises in water levels and be ready to move to higher
ground if flooding is observed.

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.

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