The National Weather Service in Melbourne issued a Flood Watch through Tuesday night for east central Florida, including Brevard, Indian River, Lake, Martin, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Saint Lucie, and Volusia counties. The National Weather Service in Jacksonville also issued a Flood Watch for northeast Florida, including Baker, Nassau, Duval, Union, Bradford, Clay, St. Johns, Gilchrist, Alachua, Putnam, Flagler and Marion counties through Tuesday evening.
Forecasters said rainfall from Monday through sunset Tuesday could be as high as two to four inches, although some heavy-hit areas could receive up to six inches of rain. A front moving through the region and a “…wave moving east from the Gulf..,” is bringing the heavy bands of rain and thunderstorms to the area overnight. Forecasters say rain bands from the wave will also bring rain again as the wave moves off the east coast Tuesday.
The National Weather Service said people living in areas that often flood should be “…prepared to take action should flooding develop.”
In the Daytona Beach area, showers and thunderstorms are forecast overnight, turning to scattered showers and thunderstorms after 2 a.m. Cloudy skies are forecast overnight with a low around 74. There is a 70 percent chance of rain overnight, along with east-northeast winds at around 5 miles per hour, changing to southeast after midnight.
For Tuesday in the Daytona Beach area, the 70 percent chance of rain remains with showers and thunderstorms forecast, some with heavy rain. Skies will be cloudy with a high of around 84. Winds will be south-southeast at around 5 miles per hour, then becoming north Tuesday afternoon.
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