Florida to See Helpful Rains in Drought and Fire-Risk Conditions
FLORIDA - It looks like Florida’s dry streak will see some reprieve in the days to come, with experts predicting beneficial rains to help ease brush fire danger across the state.
“Rain amounts in most locations will range from a half to 1 inch with some local amounts up to 2 inches,” AccuWeather Meteorologist Brett Rathbun said in a recent report. “The rain will help to moisten the dry ground and limit any new fire threats in the short term.”
Drenching rain was set to begin last night eastward over the Florida Panhandle, then due to move southward across the Florida Peninsula today.
While isolated, there will be threats of flooding and some driving hazards due to water pooling.
Interstates 4, 75, and 95 will likely have reduced visibility and ponding of water, as well as slick spots due to the period of dryness preceding the storms.
The reprieve will likely be brief, soaking Tampa, Orlando, Daytona Beach, and Miami among other locations, before another period of dryness.
“Another prolonged period of drier weather will follow in the wake of Wednesday’s rain and may continue into the beginning of March,” Rathbun said.
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