Flood watch starting at midnight through Wednesday ahead of tropical rains

Tropical moisture could bring heavy rainfall this week, prompting a flood watch for Palm Beach County starting at midnight Tuesday through Wednesday evening.

The flood watch also extends to Broward and Miami-Dade counties but not the Treasure Coast.

Forecasters said that the heavy rainfall could produce excessive runoff and may result in flooding of low-lying areas, areas with poor drainage and flood-prone locations.

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Enhanced tropical moisture is expected to pool across South Florida beginning on Tuesday. This will result in periods of heavy rain.

High rainfall rates and slow-moving storms will result in flooding concerns, especially in urban and poor drainage locations.

Rainfall totals from Tuesday morning through Wednesday evening are forecast to be 5-8 inches across Southwest Florida and the Lake Okeechobee region, and 2-5 inches over the east coast metro areas, with locally higher amounts possible.

Additional heavy rain is possible later in the week.

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