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Forecasters Warn Rain Could Bring Floods This Christmas

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Forecasters in South Georgia and North Florida are predicting heavy rain in the coming days.

Those in South Georgia should expect two-to-three inches of rain between Monday and Thursday, while experts say those in the Panhandle could see up to five inches, with the western parts of the Panhandle expected to take on the brunt. Florida Public Radio Emergency Network meteorologist Jeff Huffman says that’s coming along with unusually warm temperatures and high humidity.

“That same ridge of high pressure will cause an approaching front to stall near the Panhandle and multiple rounds of heavy rain are expected, partly due to that strengthening subtropical jet from the El Nino and two to five inches of rain are possible by Christmas morning from Pensacola to Tallahassee.”

Experts are warning the heavy rainfall could mean flooding and the National Weather Service is urging citizens to keep an eye out for the possibility of flash flooding.

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Regan McCarthy is the Assistant News Director for WFSU Public Media. Before coming to Tallahassee, Regan graduated with honors from Indiana University’s Ernie Pyle School of Journalism. She worked for several years for NPR member station WFIU in Bloomington, Ind., where she covered local and state government and produced feature and community stories.

Phone: (850) 645-6090 | rmccarthy@fsu.edu

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