Flood watch issued for coastal counties until 8 p.m. Friday

This photo of storm clouds near Tampa's Ballast Point Friday morning was submitted to the Storm Team 8 Facebook page by Andrea Walker.
This photo of storm clouds near Tampa's Ballast Point was taken Friday morning and was submitted to the Storm Team 8 Facebook page by Andrea Walker.

The National Weather Service issued a flood watch for some coastal counties until 8 p.m. Friday. As of 9 a.m., coastal counties include in the watch include Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando, Citrus and Levy.

Heavy rainfall continues on the coast and more is expected throughout the day on Friday.

Drivers should avoid high water and be careful out on the road.

In Sarasota, wet roads are believed to have been a factor in a crash that sent an SUV into a house. Deputies are investigating the crash which damaged a home in the 3800 block of Schwalbe Drive. No injuries were reported.

An SUV lost control on  a wet road and hit a house in Sarasota on Friday morning. SNN photo
An SUV lost control on a wet road and hit a house in Sarasota on Friday morning. SNN photo
An SUV lost control on  a wet road and hit a house in Sarasota on Friday morning. SNN photo
An SUV lost control on a wet road and hit a house in Sarasota on Friday morning. SNN photo

Be prepared for the weather-

 

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