Flood Warning For Alafia River

Tonight  Considerable cloudiness. Occasional rain showers after midnight. Low 71F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

Tomorrow  Scattered  thunderstorms in the morning, then mainly cloudy during the afternoon  with thunderstorms likely. High 79F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of  rain 80%.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAMPA FL HAS ISSUED A FLOOD WARNING FOR THE ALAFIA RIVER AT LITHIA, FROM LATE SUNDAY NIGHT UNTIL TUESDAY MORNING.

AT 09 PM SATURDAY THE STAGE WAS...12.1 FEET.

* MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.

* FLOOD STAGE IS 13.0 FEET.

* THE RIVER IS FORECAST TO RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE BY EARLY MONDAY MORNING AND CONTINUE TO RISE TO NEAR 13.3 FEET BY MONDAY EARLY AFTERNOON. THE RIVER IS EXPECTED TO FALL BELOW FLOOD STAGE BY TUESDAY MORNING.

* IMPACT...AT 13.0 FEET...RIVER DRIVE AND SQUIRREL RUN WAY

DOWNSTREAM OF STATE ROAD 640 ARE COMPLETELY COVERED BY WATER. ONE HOME BEGINS TO FLOOD.

* IMPACT...AT 12.0 FEET...WATER BEGINS TO AFFECT RIVER DRIVE AND

SQUIRREL RUN WAY DOWNSTREAM OF STATE ROAD 640.

* FLOOD HISTORY...THIS COMPARES TO A PREVIOUS CREST OF 13.3 FEET

ON AUG 26 1945.

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