Aug 8, 2016

Florida Bracing for Up to a Foot of Rain This Week

Florida
USA
by
Mahita Gajanan
,
TIME
A motorist drives down a flooded street in St. Petersburg, Fla., after Tropical Storm Colin dumped heavy rains over the Tampa Bay area on June 7, 2016. Photo: Lauren Elliot, AP
A motorist drives down a flooded street in St. Petersburg, Fla., after Tropical Storm Colin dumped heavy rains over the Tampa Bay area on June 7, 2016. Photo: Lauren Elliot, AP

A serious storm system is expected on the Florida coastline this week, bringing up to a foot of rain and flash flooding to the region.

The storm system, combined with high temperatures in the area, will result in highly humid weather, with temperatures expected to be between 102 and 107 degrees across the state, NBCNews reported. Florida state officials warned residents and business owners to prepare for flooding over the next few days