Flood warnings remains in effect after rainfall

Flood warnings remains in effect after rainfall

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Many parts of Florida's Gulf Coast are feeling the effects of heavy rain, including closed roads, flooding and waterlogged streets.

The Florida Highway Patrol said Wednesday that two highways that run through Myakka City in Manatee County are closed by high water over the roadways.

Some parts of the Tampa Bay area have received more than five inches of rain and are expected to receive another three inches Wednesday.

The region has been inundated since Monday by a tropical low-pressure system over the Gulf of Mexico that is pumping moisture along a stalled frontal boundary hanging across north Florida.

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The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for several counties in Central Florida through Wednesday night.

"The heavy rain threat has now moved away from Central Florida, but there is still a chance for some scattered showers this evening," said FOX 35 Chief Meteorologist Glenn Richards.  "Most of us received 2 to 4 inches of rain these past few days, and the ground is saturated, so any amount of rain may produce some minor flooding."

Drier air is expected to move into the region later tonight.

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