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Sunday's heavy rainfall totals close to one-month average for June

Vandana Dillon, her husband, James, and their son Jake, 5, are reflected in a huge puddle that remained in St. Petersburg after rainstorms dropped nearly 5 inches on parts of the Tampa Bay area.

KATHLEEN FLYNN | Times

Vandana Dillon, her husband, James, and their son Jake, 5, are reflected in a huge puddle that remained in St. Petersburg after rainstorms dropped nearly 5 inches on parts of the Tampa Bay area.

Heavy rains dropped nearly 5 inches of rainfall in parts of the Tampa Bay area Sunday morning, meteorologists say.

That's enough to match or exceed the amount of rain normally expected over the entire month, said Bay News 9 meteorologist Josh Linker. June rainfalls average around 5 to 7 inches, he said. On Sunday, Tampa International Airport and St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport both recorded more than 2 inches of rain, Linker said. About 3.5 inches fell east of Largo, while reports from Pinellas Park showed about 4.8 inches.

Sunday's showers added to the bursts of rain that the region has absorbed since Friday. The wet weekend didn't evenly cover the area with rain, according to National Weather Service meteorologist Ernie Jillson, instead occurring in spots of small storms across west-central Florida.

Most drenched over the three days, Jillson said, were southern Pinellas County and northeast Hillsborough County. Each collected between 4 to 7 inches over the weekend, he estimated.

"It's funny the way Florida works with its thunderstorms," Jillson said. "It's rare for us to get the rain uniformly and slowly during the month."

It's typical, Jillson said, for the month's totals to accumulate in just two or three days' worth of rainstorms.

With moisture already saturating the air, Jillson predicted a 70 percent chance of rain today.

Forecasts for the week ahead call for high temperatures hovering in the low 90s and low temperatures in the high 70s, while thunderstorms begin their seasonal afternoon pattern, according to Bay News 9's Linker.

Stephanie Wang can be reached at swang@sptimes.com or (813) 661-2443.

Sunday's heavy rainfall totals close to one-month average for June 06/26/11 [Last modified: Monday, June 27, 2011 7:50am]
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