Wednesday morning's heavy rains brought street flooding to many parts of the Tampa Bay area.
Flooding has been reported in parts of Tampa, Tarpon Springs, Largo, St. Petersburg, Pinellas Park and Holiday, as patches of heavy rain and thunderstorms move in from the Gulf and sweep across the Bay area.
In Manatee, 1.08 inches of rain was recorded in Bradenton; 0.82 inches in Parrish; 0.72 inches in Ellenton; and 0.4 inches in Lakewood Ranch.
As a result of the heavy rainfall, an urban flood advisory has been issued for Pinellas County until 1:45 p.m. The affected area includes Interstate 275 between Exits 6 and 32.
Officials closed Alt US 19 and Martin Luther King in Tarpon Springs due to the flooding at 9:30 a.m. Those roadways were reopened shortly after 11:30 a.m. after flood waters subsided.
Some parts of Largo have reportedly received as much as 3 inches of rain, while parts of St. Petersburg have received between 2 and 6 inches of rain since last night. In Holiday, more than 5 inches of rain have fallen. Check out the latest rainfall totals.
The scattered showers are expected to continue to move east throughout the morning, bringing heavy downpours with them.
"As we go through the day today, more rain in the Gulf is going to develop and move east," Marquez said. "We're going to have heavy showers and storms at times."
Meanwhile, the rain and cloud cover will keep temperatures down slightly as highs are only anticipated to reach the upper 80s.Rain chances will drop by Thursday.