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Manatee take on more than 2 inches of rain

MANATEE — Some area roads had to handle 2.38 inches of rain Sunday, the amount recorded at the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport.

“But we had no instances of flooding reported to us,” said Richard Rudd, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Ruskin.

The wet Sunday was caused by a general all day east to southeast flow of air mixed with an afternoon sea breeze and an all day warm up, Rudd said.

“It created a convergence zone which produced the shower storms we had,” Rudd said.

As of 9 p.m. there were still some storm clouds in the area, but they were moving south of Manatee County and weakening, Rudd said.

Officials at the Manatee County Emergency Communications Center reported that no calls were received regarding streets that were flooded.

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