It’s been a while since Land O' Lakes has seen significant rainfall, but what’s left of Beryl intends to change all that.
Now downgraded to a tropical depression, the storm’s remnants are making for a wet Tuesday in the Tampa Bay area, bringing strong chances for rain, lightning and wind to the Land O' Lakes area.
According to the National Weather Service’s website, “very heavy rainfall associated with the remnants of Beryl will continue to keep the potential for flooding mainly across the northern part of the area.” Localized flooding is possible in Pasco County.
Heavy thunderstorms with “frequent and dangerous lightning strikes” and strong winds are also likely.
Rain chances for Wednesday remain strong at 30 percent and continue throughout the week. A clearing is expected by Saturday when rain chances drop to 20 percent.
Pasco and other Bay area counties are currently under tight water restrictions as a drought continues in the area. According to the Southwest Florida Water Management District, the area that includes Pasco and Hillsborough counties had only seen 1.84 inches of rain from May 1-23. The historic average is 3.32 inches for the month.
Stay with Land O' Lakes Patch for developments on the storm. You can also help us cover the news by uploading your photos of rain, lightning and flooding right to this story to let others know how your neighborhood is faring.
For a complete look at weather in the Land O' Lakes area, visit the National Weather Service online.