Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Students, voters face soggy day with a chance of flooding

Showers and thunderstorms were expected to dampen the first day of school and Election Day.

The storms are expected to bring up to three-fourths of an inch of rain Tuesday after having dumped several inches on parts of the Tampa Bay area over the past few days.

Showers and thunderstorms are most likely after 11 a.m. The chance of rain is 60 percent.

Minor flooding is also possible, according to Bay News 9 meteorologist Diane Kacmarik.

"It won't take much to cause ponding of water on the ground," she said.

The weather could lower voter turnout and pose challenges for parents and students on the first day of school.

A flood warning was in effect for the Alafia River at Lithia in Hillsborough County until 1 p.m. Tuesday. National Weather Service meteorologists don't expect the river to crest and might remove the warning before then.

There were several weather-related outages throughout the day in the Tampa area, according to Tampa Electric spokesman Rick Morera. Around 1:30 p.m., over 1600 people were out of power.

Follow This Just In on Twitter.

Students, voters face soggy day with a chance of flooding 08/24/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, August 24, 2010 1:25pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Surviving the graveyard shift: Convenience store work is fraught with anxiety

    Human Interest

    TAMPA — It's 10 p.m. when the alarm clock goes off and Kara Patnoe gets ready for her overnight shift at a local convenience store.

    Deputies investigate a stabbing at a Riverview 7-Eleven in 2013. [Luis Santana  |   Times]
  2. Snooty, world's oldest living manatee, dies in accident at Bradenton's South Florida Museum (w/video)

    News

    Snooty, who was the world's oldest living manatee, died in an accident, the South Florida Museum announced Sunday afternoon.

    Snooty, the Manatee County mascot, turns 60 on Monday. Hundreds of people came to the Parker Manatee Aquarium to see Snooty at his birthday party on Saturday. He was the first manatee to have a recorded birth date on July 21, 1948.

 [Times (2008)]
  3. Deputies: Tampa man killed after car strikes tree

    Accidents

    TOWN 'N COUNTRY — A 24-year-old man was killed early Sunday after he lost control of his car, causing it to hit a pine tree.