The National Weather Service has issued an urban and small stream flood advisory for western Manatee County and northwestern Sarasota County.
At 3:27 p.m., Weather Service radar indicated rainfall rates of three inches per hour associated with thunderstorms over the area. In Manatee County, one area mentioned by the Weather Service was Bayshore Gardens.
"Localized flooding is imminent or occurring," the Weather Service said.
The advisory is in effect until 5 p.m.