A river flood warning is in effect until late Wednesday night for the Manatee River near Myakka Head, according to the National Weather Service.
The Weather Service said the warning was issued after recent heavy rains in the area. On Wednesday afternoon and into the evening, the chance of thunderstorms in Manatee County was listed at 60 percent, according to the Weather Service.
At 7 a.m. Wednesday, the stage at Myakka Head was 11.4 feet. Flood stage is 11 feet, according to the Weather Service.
"The river will continue rising to near 11.6 feet by this afternoon. The river is expected to fall below flood stage tonight," the Weather Service said.
At 11 feet, a private road and bridge one mile downstream from Myakka Head floods. Also, the Kibler area begins to flood.
The river was last this high on Sept. 18, 2013, when it crested at 11.4 feet.