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Flood warning in effect for Manatee River with more rain in the forecast

Areas prone to flooding in Manatee County

Compilation video of areas that commonly flood in Manatee County when there is heavy rain.
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Compilation video of areas that commonly flood in Manatee County when there is heavy rain.

Following heavy rain in the area, the National Weather Service issued a flood warning for the Manatee River near Myakka Head early Monday.

Waters of the Manatee River rose above flood stage, which is 11 feet, on Monday after heavy rain fell over the river’s basin, according to the NWS.

The flood warning is in effect until 11:25 p.m. Monday.

As of 9 a.m. Monday, the river’s stage was 11.8 feet, down from 11.9 at 5 a.m., and minor flooding is expected to continue. The river is expected to fall below flood stage by Monday evening, according to the NWS.

Meteorologists are also predicting scattered showers and storms in the area before 5 p.m. Monday, with a high near 90 degrees. However, heat index values could make it feel as high as 102 Monday and again Tuesday, according to the NWS. It’s expected to cool down to about 74 Monday night.

More afternoon showers and storms are in the forecast the rest of the week, with chances of rain as high as 40 percent.

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