FORECAST: Record rainfall again with more on the way

Showers will be isolated to scattered overnight. Tomorrow morning, heavy downpours will fire up in DeSoto and Charlotte counties first then progress southward.
Posted at 5:46 AM, Jun 12, 2024

CAPE CORAL, Fla. — Here is your evening forecast for Wednesday June 12th, 2024.

At 11:30pm, rain has tapered across SWFL but a Flood Warning remains in effect in Collier county, where flooding and high water remain concerns tonight.

Multiple roads are shut down in the Naples area due to high water, as an additional 4-6" of rain fell today. If you encounter a flooded roadway, play it safe and turn around.

Fort Myers set another record at Page Field, receiving 3.86", bringing the 2-day total to 7.85".

Showers will be isolated to scattered overnight. Tomorrow morning, heavy downpours will fire up in DeSoto and Charlotte counties then progress southward across Lee and Glades mid-morning. By Noon, downpours will be overspreading once again into Collier and Hendry counties.

Showers and storms will diminish in the evening. Looking ahead to Friday, storms will begin to diminish in intensity and coverage.

ADDITIONAL RAINFALL: On top of what we’ve already received, we are expecting 3-5" in Collier and Hendry, 2-4" in Lee and 1-2" in Glades, Charlotte and DeSoto counties through Saturday evening.

Additional Rainfall Through Saturday Evening

FLOODING THREAT: Now that the ground is saturated and drainage ditches and swales are filling up, flooding will become more of a concern. The Flood Watch is in effect through Friday evening for Collier, Hendry and Glades. Lee, Charlotte, DeSoto and Sarasota are under a Flood Watch through Thursday night.

Active Flood Watches in Effect

As we move into the weekend, shower and storm chances will become scattered and more typical of what you would expect during the rainy season.

8pm National Hurricane Center Update:
The National Hurricane Center is watching two areas for possible development.

The first is the a trough of low pressure that is over Florida and is currently bringing us the heavy rain. As it progresses across Florida and exits into the Atlantic later this week, it has a low chance of becoming a depression off the Southeast coast of the United States. Right now, the chance of development over the Atlantic as it moves away from Florida is low at 20% over the next 7 days.

The second is a broad area of low pressure over the southwestern Gulf of Mexico. That area also has a 30% chance of developing over the next 7 days as it slowly drifts westward. It will pose no threat to FL.

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