Rainy weather and flooding continue
FOX 4 News - Although rainfall amounts Wednesday have generally been between around a half an inch, there are still standing water problems in Southwest Florida, and we are still expecting some locally heavy rains on Thursday, especially south of the Caloosahatchee.
During the 72-hour period ending at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, Sarasota has received 6.38 inches of rain, Fort Myers has received 5.70 inches, with 4.01 inches falling on Venice and 3.38 inches drenching Tampa.
Both a weak tropical system will drift slowly eastward from the Gulf of Mexico to Atlantic waters this week. The system was crossing the Florida Peninsula Wednesday.
The system could spin up a larger, stronger storm off the southern Atlantic coast this weekend, but would be moving away from Florida.