Parts of Florida can expect stormy conditions this week, with heavy rain and thunderstorms. In the first week of February, residents can expect a challenging weather outlook and travel disruption.
The gusty thunderstorms can likely affect the daily commutes in Florida. Motorists should become more careful in driving due to slippery and flooded roads. Outdoor activities are impacted due to the rounds of rain.
— NWS Tampa Bay (@NWSTampaBay) February 2, 2024
NOAA warned of flooding concerns and the rise of water levels. The advisory advised residents to stay indoors and evacuate to higher grounds. Crossing floodwaters is not advisable due to potential dangers.
Meanwhile, the NWS Weather Prediction Center is monitoring the powerful storm in California this coming weekend. The strong atmospheric river could unleash heavy rain and flooding threats.
With the strong winds and heavy rainfall, Americans should expect possible inaccessible roads and prolonged power outages.
Florida Stormy Conditions in February
In the latest weather advisory, stormy conditions are forecast in parts of Florida this week, including in the south-central US. The forecast warned of intense rainfall and locally severe thunderstorms.
On Sunday, a challenging weather outlook is expected in the following areas:
- Port St. Luice
- Cape Coral
People in the low-lying areas will be more vulnerable to moderate to severe flooding. Localized flash flooding is also possible. However, drought-affected areas in Florida can benefit from the rounds of rain.
In Tampa Bay, the advisory warned residents of strong storms on Sunday. Residents can expect showers and elevated tides until early next week. The forecast reminded people to have multiple ways to receive NWS Watches and Warnings, including radio, TV, phone, or internet.
On Saturday, potential rain and thunderstorms could unfold in the following areas:
- Oklahoma City
- New Orleans
- Kansas City
On the other hand, dry conditions can also spread in Minneapolis, Boston, New York, Charlotte, Nashville, Atlanta, Raleigh and Washington.
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Flooding Threats: How Can People in Florida Stay Safe?
Flooding can become dangerous in an instant, especially for homeowners near flood-prone areas, streams, rivers or creeks. It is best to watch out for Flood Watch and Warning this weekend before planning any outdoor plans.
Furthermore, homeowners can also keep emergency kits at home or vehicles in case of evacuations or likely become stranded. The recommended survival kits are the following:
- Bottled water
- Food packs
- Medicine kits
On the other hand, thunderstorms are also life-threatening. When people hear any lightning strikes, it is best to stay indoors or evacuate to secure buildings and wait until the thunder stops.
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