The powerful storms that produced torrential downpours, flooded streets, shut down roads and canceled events throughout the Tampa Bay region will continue today, but will ease later this afternoon, clearing the way for a sunny, pleasant Sunday.
The rain continues to move in off the Gulf of Mexico, resulting in pockets of heavy rain, according to the National Weather Service.
Rain totals approaching 1 inch again are possible today, and some strong thunderstorms are possible this morning and into the afternoon
By 3 p.m., much of the region could still experience scattered showers and thunderstorms, but conditions will begin to clear tonight.
Today’s rains, however, could still produce localized flooding. Tampa residents can report flooding issues by calling (813) 274-3101, and to report fallen tree limbs, call (813) 274-5744.
The city also is making sandbags available to anyone who show proof of residence until 6 p.m. at three locations:
♦ Himes Sports Complex, 4500 South Himes Avenue
♦ Jackson Heights Playground, 3310 E. Lake Avenue
♦ City of Tampa Solid Waste at 4010 W. Spruce Street
The showers will become isolated after 9 p.m., with skies remaining mostly cloudy.
Once the skies clear, Sunday is expected to be mostly sunny, with highs just reaching 84.
Meawhile, due to an equipment failure at the Curran Wastewater Plant, which led to a sewage overflow, Tampa officials advise not to fish or swim in Seddon Channel for the next 48 hours.