Tallahassee, FL. Florida Division of Emergency Management officials urge residents and visitors to be aware and use caution this weekend as a flash flood watch has been issued for North Florida.
A watch means that there is a potential for a flash flooding event in the designated areas. You should take the necessary steps to prepare your family and property for possible impacts. Rainfall totals are expected to be 5 to 7 inches with heavier amounts in isolated areas.
“A stalled frontal boundary, tropical moisture from the south and other conditions are conducive for heavy rainfall across North Florida,” says FDEM Meteorologist Brad Schaaf. “Primary threats from this weather system include flooding, gusty winds and frequent lightning. It is important to monitor local forecasts and follow directions from local officials.”